There is strong evidence of the importance of oral health for seniors. However, every day, thousands of Americans wake up on their first day of retirement with no dental health benefits. How do we ensure that all seniors get access to needed dental care?
The Santa Fe Group and its partners are looking for answers. Their recent salon, Expanding Oral Healthcare for America’s Seniors, brought leaders together to develop initiatives to improve the understanding on aging and oral health.
In this interview, Mary Foley, Executive Director for Medicaid/Medicare/CHIP Services Dental Association, discusses the importance of this meeting in helping identify the types of benefits that would best serve the aging population.