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July 15, 2020 News News

Low-Income Dental Program Improving the Lives of Seniors in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga

by Caledon Enterprise

There are very few people who actually enjoy going to the dentist. But for low-income seniors who can’t afford essential dental care, going to a dentist can change their life. “Not many people can say they’ve been uplifted by a

July 1, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentist Sounds Alarm as Burnaby Care Home Closes In-House Clinic

by BurnabyNow

A dentist is worried the closure of her twice-weekly clinic at a Burnaby long-term care home will lead to a decline in overall health for the seniors who live there. Dr. Jain has operated the clinic at the George Derby

February 9, 2020 News News

Low-Income Seniors Hopeful as Free Dental Care Program Rolls Out in Niagara

by Thorold News

A dentist appointment can be a less than pleasant note in the calendar, but Maria Grisonich can’t wait to take a seat in the chair and open wide. At 87, widowed and with a past working on a fruit farm,

January 14, 2020 News News

Hamilton Could be Operating Two Dental Buses to Provide Oral Care to Low Income Seniors Across City

by Hamilton News

As poverty levels expand into suburban and rural areas of Hamilton, public health staff acknowledge they need to “re-think” how a new dental health bus will service seniors in the city’s outlying areas. “Given all the capital requests that have

January 2, 2020 News News

Middlesex County Bares Teeth at Province For Not Funding Strathroy Seniors Dental Clinic

by The London Free Press

They’ve chewed it over, and they’re not biting. Middlesex County wants the province to reverse a decision not to fund a seniors dental clinic in Strathroy, the county’s largest municipality, in favour of a mobile clinic that politicians say won’t

November 21, 2019 News News

Ontario To Spend $90M Yearly On Free Dental Care For Low-Income Seniors

by CBC News

The Doug Ford government says it will spend $90 million annually to provide free routine dental care to low-income seniors in Ontario. Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliott and Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, launched the new Ontario Seniors

October 21, 2019 News News

Hamilton Nets $2.24 Million In Province’s Dental Program For Low-Income Seniors

by The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton will receive $2.24 million from the Ontario government to ramp up dental care for older, low-income residents. The funding will allow roughly 4,300 seniors to access dental services that they haven’t been able to previously. The Ontario Seniors Dental

September 18, 2019 News News

Lack Of Toothbrushing For Seniors In Nursing Homes Is A Serious Health Risk

by The Conversation

Elderly people in nursing homes often go without a good toothbrushing. While it might be icky to imagine the horrible way that feels to the oldsters, there are consequences worse than grossness. The mouth and other parts of the oral

September 14, 2019 News News

Niagara Seniors Dental Program ‘Step In Right Direction’

by Welland Tribune

Thousands of seniors in Niagara might soon benefit from a new program providing them with dental care they otherwise couldn’t afford, despite concerns that too many seniors will be excluded. Niagara Region’s health and social services committee members voted to

July 25, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Visits To The Dentist Decline In Old Age, Especially Among Minorities

by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Visits to the dentist drop significantly after adults turn 80, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The study, published online in the journal Research on Aging, also highlights

July 8, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Dental Health Needs Of Seniors Examined In New Survey By Thunder Bay Public Health Unit

by CBC

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is inviting people aged 65 and older, living in the northwestern Ontario city and surrounding area, to participate in a new study examining their dental health care needs and any problems they face in

August 27, 2018 News News

Quebec Election: Liberals Pledge Free Dental Care for Teens, Seniors

by René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette

Liberal leader Philippe Couillard has promised to extend free dental care to children 16 and younger and to low-revenue seniors, continuing the party’s campaign theme of easing the lives of families now that provincial coffers are flush. He made the

May 14, 2018 News News

Canadian Seniors Can’t Afford Basic Dental Care

by Lauren Pelley, CBC News

Leslie Arlene Henderson has lost multiple teeth. She can’t remember the last time she had major dental work. And for the last year, she’s been in dire need of a root canal. But with only $1,000 in monthly income, the 62-year-old

March 2, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Tailored Dental Care is Improving Seniors’ Oral Health

by University of Eastern Finland, Science Daily

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function were strongly associated with better oral hygiene, according to a new study from the