Oral care in nursing homes

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

Mark-Steven Howe takes a look at a review evaluating the effectiveness of strategies that nursing home care providers can apply to impove the uptake and delivery of oral care in nursing homes

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Denture stomatitis: some evidence for nystatin and disinfecting agents

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This review of interventions for the management of denture stomatitis identified 35 RCTs. A majority of the RCTs were at high risk of bias. The findings suggest that nystatin and disinfecting agents have a positive effect but the results should be viewed cautiously because of the quality of the available evidence

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Guidelines for the care and maintenance of complete dentures

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Internationally the rates of edentulousness are estimated to be between 7% and 69%. In 2009 the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) formed a task force to establish evidence-based guidelines for the care and maintenance of complete dentures. This  comprised members of the ACP, the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific [read the full story…]