To locate and review research about the management of a geriatric patient in the dental setting. A geriatric patient presenting with dry mouth from specific medications. How would you manage that patient? What would their treatment plan be? What products would you use during treatment or recommend? (55 + years or older) Resources must be of a scientific nature, *PEER REVIEWED*, and evidence based. Review must provide proper citation of sources. Length of review should be between 5 and 6 pages (size 11 font and double space). The purpose is to provide an overview of significant literature published on a topic.
Resources that can be used: JADA, Access, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
COMPONENTS: *Similar to the primary research, development of the literature review requires four stages:
1. Problem formation-which topic or field is being examined? (Geriatric patient presenting with dry mouth from medications). What are the common components of the clinical behavior aspects of providing care?
2. Literature research- finding credible and reviewed materials relevant to the subject being explored.
3.Understanding the topic.
4. Analysis and interpretation- discussing the findings and conclusions of pertinent literature.