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August 8, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Toronto Clinic Client Says Dentist ‘Saved My Life’

by The Toronto Star

Sharon Edmonds credits Toronto Public Health dentist Dr. Rishi Saxena not only for her good oral health — but for saving her life. Edmonds, 69, went to TPH’s Dental and Oral Health Services Clinic at the Rexdale Community Hub 18

February 1, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Making Seniors’ Oral Health a Priority

by The Globe and Mail

Seniors in Canada, who now comprise approximately 18.5 per cent of the population, are living longer and enjoying active lives thanks to enhanced health and wellness. However, according to a survey commissioned by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), 56

August 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Increases to Eligibility Limits Give More Seniors a Reason to Smile

by Kawartha Lakes This Week

More seniors in the Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland areas are now eligible to access free dental care, thanks to recently announced new income limits. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is promoting new income limits that increase eligibility

April 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

Pandemic Paves Way for Mobile Dentistry, Teledentistry in Long-Term Care, Experts Say

by McKnight's Long-Term Care News

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, experts say. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted weaknesses in oral healthcare in

January 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Delorey Pledges Dental Care, Hearing Aid Support for Low-Income Seniors If He Becomes Premier

by CBC

Nova Scotia Liberal Party leadership candidate Randy Delorey says he will introduce a low-income seniors dental program and assistance for buying hearing aids if he becomes premier next month. The Antigonish MLA and former health minister released a list on

December 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Bringing Dental Care to our Most Vulnerable: Henry Schein Supports UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program

by Henry Schein Canada, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a light on the fragility and limitations of our global health systems, particularly for our vulnerable senior populations. When COVID-19 began, dental care for residents of long-term care facilities all but stopped, even though oral

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 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