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February 12, 2019

Edentulism: Causes, Implications, and the Role of the Oral Healthcare Practitioner

By Thomas M. Bilski, DDS
Commercial Supporter: GlaxoSmithKline

The percentage of the population with edentulism in the United States is larger than many oral healthcare practitioners may realize. This article reviews and updates the socioeconomic factors associated with edentulism. It goes on to explain the role of oral healthcare practitioners in diagnosing and planning treatment for edentulism.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss the relationship between edentulism and overall systemic health.

  • Describe the indicators of oral disease in the edentulous population.

  • Describe the role of the oral healthcare practitioner in diagnosis and treatment planning.

About the Author

Thomas M. Bilski, DDS
Private Practice, Independence, Ohio
 

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