Geriatric dentists are here to help

In the seven years since Singapore welcomed its first geriatric and special needs dentist, more has been done to cater to the oral care needs of the frail elderly, though there is a clear need for even more dentists with such training as the population ages.

Today, there are five dentists who are trained in geriatric and special needs dentistry, working at four public hospitals, said a Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesman.

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