The most prevalent group requiring removable prostheses are the elderly. Denturists are aware of the presentation of oral diseases and disorders in elderly patients, and the range of psychological and social factors involved in such situations as well as the associated complexities.

Additional barriers include the functional and medical status of the individual, transportation and accessibility difficulties in addition to financial considerations. They are trained to distinguish between normal and abnormal consequences of ageing, and taught to avoid stereotyping elderly patients. They have cognitive understanding of the problems related to the provision of removable dental appliances to the elderly. Geriatrics who have lost all their teeth need a denture to rehabilitate their speech, mastication and oral health functioning. That is exactly what Denturists do. It is their calling!