- •What is the primary question addressed by this opinion piece?Good oral health is important for overall health, comfort, and basic dignity of older members of society.
- •What is the main finding of this opinion piece?There is a need for a more collaborative approach between health care workers and dental professionals. This shared responsibility for oral health may be key to improving early recognition of dental issues and implementing preventative oral health measures.
- •What is the meaning of the finding?A paradigm shift is required to reinforce the importance of oral health as part of general health and as a basic human right, but also to support greater interprofessional collaboration to begin to address this issue.
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