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Caring for your denture patients – free CPD

BDJ Team volume 3, Article number: 16105 (2016) | Download Citation

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By 2050 our global population of those aged 60 years or older is expected to more than double to two billion people. Statistics reveal the older you are the more likely you are to be edentulous.

Research shows that denture patients are using a mix of up to 14 different methods to clean their dentures ranging from soap and water to bleach. In one study only 12% of subjects had clean dentures.

To provide further insight for dental professionals GSK, manufacturers of Poligrip have launched a distance learner module. The module content examines the impact of an ageing population, the effects of tooth loss and dentures for patients and the role of denture fixatives and cleansers.

The module is available online for access at the convenience of the dental team member and is free to complete. Completion can contribute up to 1.5 hours towards verifiable CPD.

Visit www.gsk-dentalprofessionals.co.uk to complete the module now!

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