Gemma Gaw

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Gemma is a Specialty Registrar in Special Care Dentistry in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She was awarded her BDS from the University of Dundee in 2018. Following 2 years in NHS general practice, Gemma undertook DCT posts in the Public Dental Service, Oral Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, prior to commencing Specialty Training in 2022.


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Tools for measuring oral health and orofacial pain in dependent adults

This study is the first of its kind from an RCT perspective which clearly shows that treating major depression in older adults using interventions in primary care settings can extend life

A group of Scottish Specialty Registrars in Special Care Dentistry look at a recent review of available measurement tools for assessing oral health and orofacial pain in dependent adults, which can be used by the non-dental caregivers. Nine tools were identified and despite a lack of comprehensive testing a number demonstrate reliability and validity.

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