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Teeth in Medicare 2019 Salon Special Report: “Inside Dentistry”

2019 Salon Special Report: “Inside Dentistry”

Summary of the 2019 Santa Fe Group Salon: Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox

Teeth in Medicare Ebook: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry

Ebook: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry

Special Report by The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry on the 2019 Santa Fe Group Salon: Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox

Teeth in Medicare Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Brief on Policy Options for Improving Dental Coverage for People on Medicare

Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Brief on Policy Options for Improving Dental Coverage for People on Medicare

The brief describes five potential ways to strengthen oral healthcare for older adults, with a focus on creating a new dental benefit under Medicare.

Teeth in Medicare Common Dreams – Urging Congress to Support Medicare for All, Groups Declare Universal Healthcare “A Racial Justice Necessity”

Common Dreams – Urging Congress to Support Medicare for All, Groups Declare Universal Healthcare “A Racial Justice Necessity”

“Communities of color need a healthcare system that rectifies these long-standing structural biases and challenges. Medicare for All is that system” by Jessica Corbett .

Teeth in Medicare American Bar Association Votes to Support Medicare Dental

American Bar Association Votes to Support Medicare Dental

During its 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the American Bar Association (ABA)’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a resolution urging Congress to support legislation that would repeal the statutory […]

Teeth in Medicare Presentations from SFG 2019 Salon Now Available

Presentations from SFG 2019 Salon Now Available

See press coverage, view speaker’ pictures, read bios and find presentations from Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox, our 2019 Salon.

Teeth in Medicare CDHP Spearheads Letter Urging Congress to Include Oral Health in any Medicare for All Policy

CDHP Spearheads Letter Urging Congress to Include Oral Health in any Medicare for All Policy

Led by the Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) and signed by nearly 100 national and state groups, the letter to Congress outlines principles to make oral healthcare coverage part of […]

Teeth in Medicare 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 […]

Teeth in Medicare 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.

Teeth in Medicare Justice in Aging Develops Statutory Analysis of an Oral Health Benefit in Medicare

Justice in Aging Develops Statutory Analysis of an Oral Health Benefit in Medicare

The Justice in Aging organization released an issue brief analyzing the current statutory framework for Medicare Part B, the advantages of creating an oral healthcare benefit through existing Part B […]

Teeth in Medicare Sen. Cardin (D-MD) Seeks to Add Dental Benefits in Medicare Part B

Sen. Cardin (D-MD) Seeks to Add Dental Benefits in Medicare Part B

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, has introduced legislation (S.22) that creates a dental benefit under Medicare Part B. Currently, Medicare does not pay for […]

Teeth in Medicare New White Paper on Importance of Oral Health Care Benefit for Older Adults

New White Paper on Importance of Oral Health Care Benefit for Older Adults

Medicare is the federal health insurance program created in 1965 for people ages 65 and over, regardless of income, medical history or health status. The program was later expanded to […]

Teeth in Medicare Bi-Partisan Request to Congress

Bi-Partisan Request to Congress

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate put forth requests to use existing statutory authority to provide Traditional Medicare coverage of medically necessary oral and dental treatment.

Teeth in Medicare Compendium October Issue Is Live! With Michael C. Alfano Santa Fe Group President, Addressing Dentistry and the Aging Patient

Compendium October Issue Is Live! With Michael C. Alfano Santa Fe Group President, Addressing Dentistry and the Aging Patient

With the number of senior citizens in America quickly escalating, what are the oral health needs of this burgeoning population group? In this special issue, Compendium explores the biological changes […]

Teeth in Medicare As I See It: Closing MassHealth Gap in Oral Health Coverage

As I See It: Closing MassHealth Gap in Oral Health Coverage

“First as a representative and later as the senator for the First Worcester District, one of my priorities has always been to make sure that people have access to the […]

Teeth in Medicare Oral Health and Older Americans – A Santa Fe Group White Paper

Oral Health and Older Americans – A Santa Fe Group White Paper

By 2030, one in five Americans will be over age 65, with a longer life expectancy and a dynamic balance between oral and systemic health. Only a limited proportion of […]

Teeth in Medicare 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 […]

Teeth in Medicare Overview of Oral Health in Older Adults – Gerontological Society of America

Overview of Oral Health in Older Adults – Gerontological Society of America

As populations in the United States and around the globe move toward a world in which 25% of people will be 65 years or older, much attention is being paid […]

Teeth in Medicare A National Imperative: Oral Health Services In Medicare

A National Imperative: Oral Health Services In Medicare

Dental benefits are not included in Medicare despite the reality that more Americans are living well beyond their 65th birthdays. In the United States, 10,000 people turn 65 every day, which […]

Teeth in Medicare Santa Fe Group Salon Expanding Oral Healthcare for America’s Seniors

Santa Fe Group Salon Expanding Oral Healthcare for America’s Seniors

A meeting to explore ways to expand access to oral health care for seniors—possibly by expanding a dental benefit in Medicare—was convened in Arlington, VA, by the Santa Fe Group.