The project relies on a team of dentists that develop activities in institutions directed at the elderly. Such activities include :
- Oral health check-ups;
- Lectures about the importance of oral health directed at the workers/professionals of the visited institution;
- Enable a proper connection with dental clinics (partners of the project) in order to carry out urgent treatments diagnosed during the check-ups;
- Distribution of informative material in each institution visited.
The main goal of the project is to reach, by the end of 2015, 15000 elders, 3000 institution workers/professionals and 300 institutions in 18 districts of Portugal.
Regular reporting of the impact of the project has demonstrated that it has been possible to introduce proper oral hygiene methods in the elderly as well as continuously raise the awareness of what should be done to prevent major oral problems.
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