Across the United States, residents of nursing homes are experiencing an epidemic of poor oral hygiene. Older adults are keeping their teeth longer and therefore require increased dental care, but … Read More →
Last month, a bill that would allow dental hygiene therapists to perform some procedures typically performed by dentists passed the Maine House of Representatives. However, the Maine Senate voted down … Read More →
In a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research, one-fourth of adults reported a clinically significant fear of dental injections. One in twenty adults said they would forgo … Read More →
Meet Dr. Lillian Mitchell, Director of Fair Haven Oral Health Center, which is the only dental clinic in a nursing home in Alabama.
Currently 22 million households care for an older adult as 80% of elder adult care is provided by family caregiving. The typical family caregiver is a female, 49-years-old, married and … Read More →
In May 2012, an attempt to reduce budget deficits in Illinois led the state’s legislature to approve a $1.6 billion cut to the state’s Medicaid program, including drastic cuts to adult … Read More →
A recent report by Pew Center on the States explored the true financial burdens that many states face by overlooking the importance of preventive oral health care access for Americans of all ages. … Read More →
November is National Family Caregiver’s Month, and Oral Health America‘s 2011 Public Opinion Survey reveals that oral health is a top concern among individuals who provide care for a senior. The … Read More →