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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 22 (1991), No. 7     1. July 1991
Quintessence Int 22 (1991), No. 7  (01.07.1991)

Page 553-557

Integrating dental and medical care for the chronic bulimia nervosa patient: a case report
Cowan / Sabates / Gross / Elledge
Excessive tooth erosion and resulting sensitivity and esthetic concerns are well-documented problems in patients with eating disorders. Several techniques for restoring lost tooth structure have been reported in the literature. However, the potential significant role of dental care in the comprehensive treatment of the chronically bulimic patient has received little attention. Integration and coordination of dental treatment with medico-psycho-social the rapy of the bulimic patient may enhace the patient's success in combating this complex disorder. The key to proper dental management is a definitive approach to data collection and close coordination among all health care personnel providing primary health care therapy. A specific dental appraoch model is recommended in this report of a patient with a 15-year history of bulimia.