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White Paper 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

White Paper Clinical Consensus on Medically Necessary Dental Care – Fact Sheet

Clinical Consensus on Medically Necessary Dental Care – Fact Sheet

Across numerous medical fields, professionals agree that good oral health is critical to overall health, and an important component of treating or managing many diseases. The Clinical Consensus on Medically […]

White Paper 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 […]

White Paper Periodontal Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Periodontal Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Periodontitis is strongly associated with diabetes and is increasingly shown to be associated with other glycemic abnormalities. Vitamin D is postulated to have both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Therefore, our […]

White Paper Should Primary Care Providers Examine the Mouth?

Should Primary Care Providers Examine the Mouth?

The importance of oral health as a component of comprehensive health has received well-deserved national attention. A healthy and pain-free mouth supports good nutrition and the ability to sleep and […]

White Paper 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 […]

White Paper 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 […]