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Oral Health Equity AARP Survey Results on Oral Health in Older Americans

AARP Survey Results on Oral Health in Older Americans

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) released the results of a survey investigating the challenges of oral healthcare in the elderly population. Despite results reporting 93% of respondents ages […]

Oral Health Equity Medicare for All Should Guarantee Coverage for Oral Health

Medicare for All Should Guarantee Coverage for Oral Health

With multiple “Medicare for All” proposals now in circulation in Congress, coverage for oral health care and dental care should be an integral part of these discussions.

Oral Health Equity U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Says Oral Health Is A National Health Priority

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Says Oral Health Is A National Health Priority

Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, says our nation’s most pressing health concerns are the opioid epidemic, oral health, and the links between community health and […]

Oral Health Equity Health Economist Says Reform of Dental Care Delivery System Is Vital

Health Economist Says Reform of Dental Care Delivery System Is Vital

In 1926, the work of William Gies helped chart a new course for dentistry. I think we are approaching another “Gies” moment in which the dental community must face some hard […]

Oral Health Equity Why We Need to Close Gaps in Dental Coverage

Why We Need to Close Gaps in Dental Coverage

“I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health insurance. Yet, to afford the more […]

Oral Health Equity Health‐Equity Issues Related to Childhood Obesity

Health‐Equity Issues Related to Childhood Obesity

Health‐equity issues related to childhood obesity: a scoping review Clemencia M. Vargas DDS, PhD Elsie M. Stines DNP, CRNP Herta S. Granado BS

Oral Health Equity AJPH Article: Dental Homes for Older Americans: The Santa Fe Group Call for Removal of the Dental Exclusion in Medicare

AJPH Article: Dental Homes for Older Americans: The Santa Fe Group Call for Removal of the Dental Exclusion in Medicare

Older Americans need dental homes to receive appropriate dental care and maintain health. Removal of the dental exclusion in Medicare would pave the way for inclusion of dental care in […]