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Digital Oral Medicine for the Elderly

Department of Reconstructive Dentistry, University Center for Dental Medicine Basel, University of Basel, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(7), 2171; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072171 (registering DOI)
Received: 16 February 2020 / Revised: 16 March 2020 / Accepted: 22 March 2020 / Published: 25 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Big Data in Dental Research and Oral Healthcare)
Sustainable oral care of the elderly requires a holistic view of aging, which must extend far beyond the narrow field of dental expertise to help reduce the effects of sociobiological changes on oral health in good time. Digital technologies now extend into all aspects of daily life. This review summarizes the diverse digital opportunities that may help address the complex challenges in Gerodontology. Systemic patient management is at the center of these descriptions, while the application of digital tools for purely dental treatment protocols is deliberately avoided. View Full-Text
Keywords: oral medicine; oral healthcare; dentistry; gerodontology; elderly patient; digital transformation; big data; patient-centered outcomes oral medicine; oral healthcare; dentistry; gerodontology; elderly patient; digital transformation; big data; patient-centered outcomes
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Besimo, C.E.; Zitzmann, N.U.; Joda, T. Digital Oral Medicine for the Elderly. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2171.

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