Good Oral Health Seen as Important Factor in Improving Seniors’ Lives

Recognizing oral health as an essential element of healthy aging, The Gerontological Society of America has released a new white paper — “Interprofessional Solutions for Improving Oral Health in Older Adults: Addressing Access Barriers, Creating Oral Health Champions” — that makes six specific recommendations aimed at raising people’s quality of life as they age.

GSA’s goal is to promote oral and general health and quality of life outcomes in older adults by focusing all members of the health care team — medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and other professions — on interprofessional whole-person care that recognizes the inherent connection between oral and systemic health and is valued in the health care system.

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