The South Australian Dental Longitudinal Study (SADLS) has been the first comprehensive dental longitudinal study of older adults to be conducted in Australia. Participants were aged 60+ years at the 1991 baseline data collection, and were a random sample of community-dwelling older adults in urban Adelaide and rural Mount Gambier. The 11-year follow-up data collection builds upon the previous study findings to provide important and new information about the onset and progression of oral diseases in older Australians.
Principle Investigators: Chalmers JM, Spencer AJ, Carter KD, Roberts-Thomson KF
Supported: NHMRC Project Grant, 207774 (2002-2003)