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Caries in the Elderly Overview
and Survey Summary

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Time: 40min

Author: Dr Gill Davies MBE


This session will review caries in the elderly drawing on national data including a summary of a recent survey of mildly dependent older people. This information will be overlaid with evidence- based approaches for the treatment and prevention of caries using high fluoride toothpastes and varnish.


To review the available information about caries among older people and consider key evidence- based preventive messages and actions for caries in this population.

Learning Outcomes:

  •  Provide an overview of the latest dental national data on the ageing population
  • Review of the latest data on mildly dependent older people
  • Delivering evidence-based caries prevention in the elderly using high fluoride toothpaste and varnish