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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly


Oral Health Assessment Tool

Purpose : for screening purposes only, and does not replace the need for regular examinations by a dentist.


Admin time : 10 min.

User Friendly : very

Administered by : Doctor, nurse


Content : The Oral Health Assessment Tool (OHAT) is a modification of the Brief Oral Health Status Examination (BOHSE).

The assessment covers the patient's current oral health status, including factors which can contribute to the risk of oral disease and indicate the need for referral.


Author : Jane Chalmers, BDSc, MS, PhD et al.

Reference : 

Chalmers J, Johnson V, Tang JH, Titler MG.

Evidence-based protocol: oral hygiene care for functionally dependent and cognitively impaired older adults. J Gerontol Nurs. 2004 Nov;30(11):5-12.



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older couple brushing teeth

This Tool is used in the assessment of Oral Health

Back To : Oral Hygene

Thorny Issues

Back To : Thorny Issues

This is one of several topics presented in the Thorny Issues sector of this toolkit

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