Research agenda oral care for older people in the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium)

A Visser, C D van der Maarel-Wierink, B Janssens, D Niesten, K Jerković-Ćosić, J Duyck, A Gerritsen, V Hollaar, S Krausch-Hofmann, G J van der Putten, R A F Weijenberg, S Listl, F Lobbezoo, J M G A Schols, J J M Bruers

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Oral care for older people is an underexposed topic in dentistry as well as in general healthcare, while oral care professionals are increasingly confronted with frail and multimorbid older people with complex care needs. The research agenda 'Oral care for the elderly' was developed to encourage the collaboration of researchers in the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium) to do more research in this area and in this way, to achieve an expansion and implementation of knowledge. This will make possible the provision of a socially responsible and robust basis for sustainable oral care for frail older people. The focus of the agenda is on 3 themes, namely oral health and oral function for older people; multi/interdisciplinary collaboration within primary care and the costs, benefits and long-term effect(s) of oral care throughout the entire course of life. This article provides an overview of this research agenda and the way in which it has been established.

Translated title of the contributionResearch agenda oral care for older people in the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium)
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)637-645
Number of pages9
JournalNederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 6-Dec-2019

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