Dentist

Don't let residents throw their oral care under the bus

Don't let residents throw their oral care under the bus

I hear it all the time: "I'm too old; I don't want to fix my teeth." Older patients easily give up on their oral health not realizing the importance of teeth to their overall health. Unfortunately, poor oral health has been linked to serious systemic illnesses, including diabetes, stroke, hypertension, myocardial infarction and aspiration pneumonia.

New dental ideas have bite

New dental ideas have bite

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I'm incredibly sympathetic to Medicaid beneficiaries struggling to find someone to work on their teeth, and long-term care facilities struggling to provide dental services to residents.