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|Shin Kobe Dental Clinic, Japan|
|Keynote: J Palliat Care Med|
|Recently, clinical evidence indicates that dental treatment can be used to treat systemic conditions. This report was designed to evaluate the efficacy of dental treatment in terms of Activity of Daily Living (ADL) for impaired elderly people. 32 bedridden individuals participated in this study. 18 participants received removable dentures while 14 didn’t. Of the 18 participants who wore dentures, over 50% improved; 38.9% significantly improved while 16.7% moderately improved. Those in the no-dentures control group (14 patients) reported no improvement. These results support the notion that methods typically used in clinical dentistry may improve ADL for those with systemic conditions like bedridding.|
Yoshiro Fujii, manager of Shin Kobe Dental Clinic, completed his Ph.D. from Aichi Gakuin University Graduate School. Fujii is a fellow of the International College of Acupuncture and Electro-therapeutics, 100 next era CEOs and 100 Next era Leaders in Asia by Japan Times (2013, 14, 15), an editorial board member on three international journals. He is also an authorized doctor of two Japanese associations, and published sixteen international academic articles.
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