The Domiciliary Dental Care Needs Assessment was undertaken to assess the current and predicted need for domiciliary care and to aid the planning of dental services for an ageing population. This was conducted against the background of a perceived decline in the provision of domiciliary dental care by General Dental Practitioners at a time of demographic change in the population.
The aims were:-
- To describe the historical and current provision of domiciliary dental care in Scotland.
- To identify probable gaps in service and to highlight difficulties experienced by individual patients, care homes and dental service providers.
- To make recommendations for the future on the basis of best practice.