Practice ProjectsEffect of Prosthetic Rehabilitation on Nutritional Status in Older AdultsTanasić, Ivan DDS, PhD; Radaković, Tijana; Tihaček-Šojić, Ljiljana DDS, PhD; Milić-Lemić, Aleksandra DDS, PhDAuthor Information Faculty of Dental Medicine, Department of Prosthodontics, Clinic for Prosthetic Dentistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Correspondence: Ivan Tanasić, DDS, PhD, Department of Prosthodontics, Clinic for Prosthetic Dentistry, University of Belgrade, Rankeova 4, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia ([email protected]; [email protected]). We thank the collective and employees of the Department for Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, for the support and patience. The Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade, approved this study. This work was supported by the Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: October/December 2017 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 330-339 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000118 Buy Metrics Abstract This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of various combinations of the implant-supported overdentures and removable partial dentures on nutritional status in a randomized sample of 150 older adults. The body mass index (BMI) and the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) were recorded before and after prosthetic rehabilitation. There was statistically significant improvement in the MNA and BMI, measured before prosthetic rehabilitation, and after 6 and 12 months (P < .001). The prosthetic rehabilitation of patients 65 years and older, using implant-supported overdentures and removable partial dentures, improved BMI and MNA scores used in the assessment of nutritional status. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.