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Domiciliary dental care

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780192632432
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730375 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0004
Domiciliary dental care

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This chapter focuses on domiciliary dental care. Domiciliary care refers to the service that reaches out to care for those who cannot reach a service themselves. This term applies to the care provided in the patient's domicile or place of residence, rather than care carried out in a dental clinic. The chapter begins with a discussion on the generic issues surrounding the provisions of domiciliary care. The second section of the chapter addresses the management of specific problems that arise in the domiciliary setting.

Keywords: domiciliary dental care; domiciliary care; provisions; management; problems; domiciliary setting

Chapter.  2654 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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