Total tooth loss in the United Kingdom in 1998 and implications for the future

Br Dent J. 2000 Dec 9;189(11):598-603. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4800840.


The 1998 Adult Dental Health Survey, published this year, showed that the number of people without teeth should fall over the next three decades, to only 4% of the UK population. Patterns of tooth loss and retention are also changing. This article, the first of a series on the interpretation of the Adult Dental Health Survey, discusses the implications of these trends for dentistry.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Dental Health Surveys
  • Female
  • Health Transition
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth, Edentulous / epidemiology*
  • Prevalence
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Sex Factors
  • Social Class
  • Tooth Loss / epidemiology*
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology