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Revista de Saúde Pública

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Abstract

ROSA, Antonio Galvão Fortuna; CASTELLANOS FERNANDEZ, Roberto Augusto; PINTO, Vitor Gomes  and  RAMOS, Luiz Roberto. Oral health condition of people of 60 years of age or above in S. Paulo city, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1992, vol.26, n.3, pp. 155-160. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101992000300005.

The oral health status of people aged 60 years or over in S. Paulo in 1989 is discussed. According to data relating to dental caries, periodontal diseases, need and use of prothesis and prevalence of hard and soft oral tissue pathologies, this study concludes that elder people present a very bad oral health status. The definition of a policy and dental care programs addressed to the aged are recommended.

Keywords : Oral health; Dental health surveys.

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