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In 2013 a group of experts met in Seattle, Washington to define a care pathway for oral care in older patients. The group reviewed the existing scientific evidence and, through a series of workshops, developed a cohesive means of defining appropriate prevention and treatment modalities for this important and growing section of our population. The workshop produced a number of scientific papers and a pathway document. However, in addition to these outputs, it was felt that a user guide that summarizes the key elements of the pathway would also be helpful for practicing dentists, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. This guide is the result of that work and we hope that you find it useful in managing and planning care for your older patients.
You can download the guide and some others helpful brochures in the following links:
- A healthcare professional guide to oral care for older patients: Seattle Pathway
- Active Seniors Brochure
- Dependent Seniors Brochure