Pandemic paves way for mobile dentistry, teledentistry in long-term care, experts say
Apr 12, 2021
Mobile dentistry for people with dementia, teledentistry, and vaccines by dentist are some of the opportunities that have arisen from disruptions to residents’ oral healthcare during the pandemic, according...
Residents prone to illness caused by poor oral hygiene
Sep 26, 2019
Nursing facility residents are at increased risk of health problems due to poor oral hygiene, according to a review by dental and medical experts.
Staff key to better resident oral health
Nov 06, 2017
Improved caregiver education can help residents maintain oral health over longer periods, according to research published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology in September.
Study reveals slow feedings may exacerbate dysphagia
Mar 04, 2015
Researchers caution that a slow-but-constant feeding pace could worsen dysphagia by increasing the duration of mealtimes and fatiguing the oral muscles associated with swallowing.
MouthWatch creates product with HIPAA-compliant software
May 13, 2014
The MouthWatch Home Dental Monitoring System allows providers to look at long-term care residents with an easy-to-use intraoral camera.
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...
New website offers training videos on oral care for nursing home residents with dementia
Oct 09, 2013
Long-term care workers can now refer to oral care resources on a new website launched by the nonprofit organization Oral Health America. Tools include video training programs on providing daily oral care...
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.
Nothing to smile about
Sep 01, 2013
A friend who happens to be a dentist once regularly saw nursing home residents. During these calls, he would examine patients and make arrangements for them to visit his dental office, should the need...