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

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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 Medicare Part B, open the door to dental homes for seniors, and promote the integration of oral health care with the rest of the health care system. Dental homes provide a consistent venue for regular dental care and could include traditional and nontraditional practice settings.