Shortened dental arch and oral health related quality of life

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The concept of the shortened dental arch was first raised as a concept 30 years ago, with the WHO endorsing a functional dentition of 20 functional teeth without resorting to a prosthesis. This large cross-sectional study from Brazil suggests that having a shortened dental arch does not have any significant impact on oral health related quality of life.

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