Oral mucosal lesions in a Chilean elderly population: A retrospective study with a systematic review from thirteen countries.
J Clin Exp Dent 2017 Feb 1;9(2):e276-e283. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
Gerontology Program, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
Background: The oral examination is an essential part of the multidisciplinary medical care in elderly people. Oral mucosal lesions and normal variations of oral anatomy (OMLs) are very common in this people, but few studies have examined the frequency and prevalence of these conditions worldwide and less in Chile. The aim of this research was to evaluate the frequency of OMLs in a Chilean elderly population. Read More