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Page: 4805
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

60 IS THE NEW TODAY'S 40 : OLD AGE IS NOT A FACTOR IN ESTHETIC DENTISTRY

M. Harutunian, A. Di Bartolo, D. Estafan, D. Hershkowitz, A. Daoud

New York University College of Dentistry (UNITED STATES)
Historically, dental schools have treated the geriatric population as patients with dentures. This solves the basic functions for patients without teeth, esthetics are not their primary function. Many patients have utilized dental technicians to give them a "st of teeth" and they are fine with it. The expectation of today's geriatric patient is very different. Many elderly patients could benefit from a "smile makeover". People in their seventies and eighties participate in of variety of social activities that involve interaction with their families and peers. The appearance of their teeth can have a dramatic effect on their outlook and their quality of life in general. A comprehensive examination including the patient's social activities gives the student the opportunity to understand the patient's needs. Students learn to probe into the social needs of the patient, to find out if there is a depression component, a confidence aspect that can be addressed and improved upon. A more confident smile is certainly a reflection of how the patient perceives himself. Students have the satisfaction of helping the patient with their dental needs at the same time with their inner emotional needs.
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author = {Harutunian, M. and Di Bartolo, A. and Estafan, D. and Hershkowitz, D. and Daoud, A.},
title = {60 IS THE NEW TODAY'S 40 : OLD AGE IS NOT A FACTOR IN ESTHETIC DENTISTRY},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
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SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
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M. Harutunian, A. Di Bartolo, D. Estafan, D. Hershkowitz, A. Daoud (2012) 60 IS THE NEW TODAY'S 40 : OLD AGE IS NOT A FACTOR IN ESTHETIC DENTISTRY, INTED2012 Proceedings, p. 4805.
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