Dr. Linda Niessen: Seniors Aren’t Healthy Without Good Oral Health

Posted on October 6, 2016

“Right now we’re seeing terrible discrepancies between our poor elders who have a lot of disease but no access to dental care.” At its recent salon, Expanding Oral Healthcare for America’s Seniors, the Santa Fe Group and a diverse group of leaders came together to develop initiatives to improve the understanding on aging and oral health. 

In this interview, Dr. Linda Niessen, Dean and Professor for NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, speaks to Compendium about the need to focus on oral health as part of overall health. 

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