Oral Healthcare and Care Coordination
Giving Seniors a Reason to Smile
Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center Preview
Our nation needs an improved oral healthcare policy to address the severe inequities in accessing oral healthcare and change the mindset that dental care should be considered a key element of ensuring overall health and well-being. Research, policy and advocacy are part of our ongoing efforts to affect change at a national level. Upon the launching of the Senior Dental Center, a rigorous research study will be initiated to demonstrate how this innovative model provides access to high- quality services, positively impacts health outcomes, while lowering costs. Research will inform policy work designed to drive payment reform and new legislation. Finally, the Senior Dental Center will provide leadership in advocating for improved coverage and access to comprehensive, quality oral health services for all low-income seniors.