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As policies to improve dental care benefits for seniors are currently being evaluated by Congress, the Santa Fe Group has provided an updated plan for Medicare Part B expansion and an Expanded Dental Benefit. In this addendum, cost estimates for these plans are detailed.
Approximately half of all Medicare beneficiaries having no dental care coverage at all while evidence continues to prove a strong link between oral disease and serious – even life-threatening – comorbidities.
The Lancet Commission on Oral Health calls on the World Health Organization (WHO) to support key action items as they develop global oral health strategy and action plan.
Can the Integration of Dental and General Healthcare Reduce the Prevalence of Periodontitis? EIU Report on the Societal and Economic Burden of Periodontitis
On June 14, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published a report commissioned by the European Federation of Periodontology that provides a cost analysis of periodontitis in six Western European countries. […]
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Childhood obesity is a major public health problem in the United States. An association between childhood obesity and dental caries, the most prevalent disease of childhood, has been suggested. One […]
COVID-19: A Catalyst for Engendering Public Trust in Health Care and Building Back a Better Health Profession Response
COVID-19: A Catalyst for Engendering Public Trust in Health Care and Building Back a Better Health Profession Response (COVID-19 Challenges and Consequences: December 2019-January 2021) Authored by Dr. E. Dianne […]
Clinicians, Dentists, Nurses and Advocacy Group Collaborate to Change Law / Promote Fluoride Varnishing for Children
Starting July 1, certified medical assistants will be allowed to apply fluoride varnish to young children at well-child doctors’ visits, thanks to a collaboration between physicians, dentists, nurses, and a […]
The forum in Los Angeles identified not only the significance of collaboration between dentists and physicians in preventing caries, but also the important role community oral health workers could play […]
Today, the Medicare program doesn’t provide oral and dental coverage to most Medicare beneficiaries – even when it is needed to treat Medicare-covered diseases. This problem exposes Medicare beneficiaries to […]