Is there a need for community dental programs to improve oral awareness with patient who drink excessive limits of alcohol?

Birch, Jennifer (2013) Is there a need for community dental programs to improve oral awareness with patient who drink excessive limits of alcohol? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This paper looks at patient management among alcoholic patients within the wider community. The reason for this paper is to identify areas of improvement within the dental care remit. The paper also provides information on helping alcoholic patients who need to access dental care and how we can provide more effective treatment and communication for these patients. This paper has been carried out as a literature review and only considered using papers within a 10 year time frame. An unstructured approach was used to review all the papers considered and used. Most studies identified that the need for more intervention would be accepted by the patients. The research identifies the perception and opinions of the patients, which allow for a wider understanding in the patients rational. Problems were also discussed such as access to dental practices and the reliability of patients and the impact this has on the dental team. The recommendations to the literature review discuss the scope for community based projects within the NHS as well as oral hygiene education from substance abuse special care workers. The recommendations may prove to be beneficial to both patient and dental care team.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Portsmouth Dental Academy
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 15:16
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:30
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/13674

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