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Collaboration of the Discipline of Gerodontology with the City of Athens

The Discipline of Gerodontology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) School of Dentistry has started a collaboration with the City of Athens. Dental students visit 4 Municipal Clinics every week from February to May 2020 and offer free oral examinations and oral health promotion to persons over 60 years of age, under the supervision of the Municipal dentists.

The Municipal dentists who participate in this programme have attended a Gerodontology seminar at the Department of Prosthodontics of the School of Dentistry and received related educational material. Moreover, patient leaflets on oral health promotion in older age have been developed and distributed to the programme participants.

This important collaboration between the School of Dentistry and the City of Athens, aiming to promote the oral health of older persons in the local community, was organised by Dr Anastassia E. Kossioni, Associate Professor in Gerodontology and Dr Manolis Kalampokas, Vice Mayor for Health and Education of the City of Athens.