OJST  Vol.2 No.2 , June 2012
Oral rehabilitation for a geriatric population —A voluntary experience in Ukraine report
Abstract: Despite the outstanding progress in dentistry, there are still a great number of edentulous patients world-wide, what’s more, the dentists are not willing to inform the patients about their handicapped condition. Elderly people do not complain about this a lot, and also unfortunately the general public and government authorities do not concerne too much about gerodontic issues. The elderly people has suffered greatly from this. Dental implant is one way to figure this out. The Ukrainian Dental Implant Association has initiated a professional voluntary project entitled: “Quality of Life for our Parents”. This geriatric welfare program offers free implant and Prosthetic rehabilitation for the Elderly edentulous patients.
Cite this paper: Mersel, A. , Zablotsky, Y. and Uhryn, M. (2012) Oral rehabilitation for a geriatric population
—A voluntary experience in Ukraine report. Open Journal of Stomatology, 2, 95-97. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2012.22017.

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