Influential group resists Medicare dental coverage
Sep 28, 2021
A proposal to expand Medicare benefits tucked into a $3.5 trillion Democratic budget proposal is facing pushback from the American Dental Association.
Clinical briefs for Friday, June 4
Jun 04, 2021
Dental prostheses reduce weight loss risk by 37% in elders with tooth loss … Exercise helps lower dementia risk, even for those with family history: study … Infections may inflame brain, cause memory...
CMS: A quarter of Medicare recipients skipped needed healthcare during pandemic
Oct 21, 2020
Fully 21% of beneficiaries have forgone needed healthcare for something other than COVID-19. Nearly half say they did not want to risk being at a medical facility, according to CMS.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 18
Sep 18, 2020
Nursing home commission makes 27 recommendations, calls for ‘greater leadership role’ from CMS … Heparin nasal spray to be tested as COVID prevention … One in 10 older dental patients prescribed...
Non-traumatic tooth loss linked to heart disease
Oct 06, 2019
Caregivers should be aware that adults who have lost teeth in non-traumatic ways may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Dental visits often decline as people get older, study finds
Jul 25, 2019
Once a person reaches 80 years of age, the frequency of visits to the dentist declines. Researchers want to find out why.
3-D technology may hasten denture sizing for residents
Sep 04, 2015
A new device that uses holography to scan the insides of patients’ mouths decreases the time needed to measure for dentures from days down to mere minutes.
AMDA introduces oral health toolkit
Jan 07, 2014
AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care has announced its Oral Health in the Long Term Care Setting Tool Kit.
Nov 21, 2013
Some people do their best thinking during meditation or yoga. For others it’s the shower, or while they’re swimming from Cuba to Florida. Personally, some of my deepest, most insightful thoughts...
Bill would increase dental services in nursing homes
Sep 20, 2013
A bill introduced in both houses of Congress seeks to expand Medicare coverage for dental services and provide more oral care in long-term care facilities.