The government estimates that over 14,000 dentures are lost in care homes and hospitals annually. Making new dentures is extremely time-consuming and costly if you can access a dentist. This option is to copy or improve existing dentures using modern technology. You don't need to be a dentist. You need access to a suitable scanner, Email, and a registered dental lab, as outlined in the video below.
This video was made for the Spring Meeting of the British Society of Gerodontology, with a bit more detail, including how in the future dental examinations and dental health maintenance can be carried out more effectively, making it financially viable for dental and care home teams, as well as the residents.
This is a longer video on how I came to make a dental App, and how we could improve a service by embracing the views and ideas of those who work in what is a failing system, as well as those outside it who can help. I hope some of the references will be new and of value for you, and encourage you to help improve all our health.
For further information on care homes, look on this website and the Carers playlist on the Teeth4life YouTube Channel.