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December 12, 2019 News News

‘Unacceptable’ Gaps in Dental Health for Older Australians

by The Sydney Morning Herald

With one quarter of people aged over 65 living with complete tooth loss and more than 65 per cent of them reporting difficulty eating, the Australian Dental Association NSW says oral care needs to become a priority. In a submission

August 26, 2019 News News

Elderly Aged Care Residents In Teeth Cleaning Trial Had Better Health Outcomes, Researchers Say

by ABC News

From the moment we can hold a toothbrush, we are told to clean our teeth at least twice a day — but by the time we reach our twilight years, our teeth are largely neglected. Now, a Tasmanian trial has

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

May 12, 2019 News News

Professor ‘Skeptical’ About Seniors Dental Health Program

by Lisa Xu, The Whig-Standard

The Ontario government will be investing $90 million annually to support a publicly funded dental program for low-income seniors starting late this summer, according to a news release. Ontarians aged 65 and older who do not have dental benefits and

April 9, 2019 News News

Free Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors to Be Announced in Budget

by The Canadian Press

Ontario will be announcing free dental care for low-income seniors in Thursday’s budget, The Canadian Press has learned. Anyone 65 and over in the province making under $19,300 — or $32,300 for couples — would qualify, said senior government sources