“There is still a lot of work to be done to improve the oral health status of this special group and that is what drives my passion in geriatric special care dentistry.   Oral health negligence stems from a lack of knowledge which can be addressed through outreach and education programmes to caregivers for the elderly. 

Most dental emergencies can be prevented with early intervention and proper oral hygiene.   Government schemes have also encouraged the elderly to go for dental screening and treatment, which can help reduce events such as aspiration pneumonia.”


Dr Priscilla Ang
Dental Officer
National Dental Centre Singapore

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