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Article: Volume 48 Number 9 Page 783 - October 2021

  Dent Update 2021; 48: 783-790  Read article

Domiciliary Care:  Domiciliary dental care: considerations and challenges

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Abstract: This article examines the planning that goes into successfully providing domiciliary dental care. It includes a comment on patient demand for this type of service, what dental treatment is appropriate to offer, and the impact of relevant legislation introduced over the past 15 years.

Clinical relevance: This article highlights some of the considerations that should be taken into account when providing dental care for patients outside the clinic environment when the need arises.

Author notes: Anjan David Pal, BDS, DPDS, MSc, DSCD RCS(Edin) Senior Dental Officer, Powys Teaching Health Board, Park Street Clinic, Newtown, Powys, Wales. Abigale Farrar, RDN, Dental Nurse, Powys Teaching Health Board, Park Street Clinic, Newtown, Powys, Wales. email: david.pal@wales.nhs.uk

Objective: To describe the planning required to successfully and safely provide dental care on a domiciliary basis.

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