22% of population over 65 edentate

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 - 13:39


The Ministry of Health States that 22% of senior citizens over 65 are edentate.


A healthy individual around 65 years of age is required to have at least 20 teeth.


When contacted Deputy Director of Health Services Dr. Jayasundara Bandara speaking to our news team expressed the following views this regard.