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Dr. Nadia Chowhan of Aspen Dental in Bourbonnais Reminds Patients, Caregivers About Importance of Regular Oral Care for Mature Adults in Recognition of Older Americans Month

SYRACUSE, New York – In recognition of Older Americans Month, Dr. Nadia Chowhan of Aspen Dental in Bourbonnais is reminding patients about the importance regular dental examinations and the refitting or replacement of dentures for good oral and overall health.

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Seniors Can Smile Into Their Golden Years

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – May is National Older Americans Month. Many people believe that as they get older, they will start to lose their natural teeth. However, the percentage of Americans age 65 and over who were missing all of their natural teeth dropped to 26 percent (from 27.6) from 2004 to 2007.

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American Dental Association Honored for Older Adults Oral Health Program

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Associations Advance America Awards program has named the American Dental Association (ADA) to its 2008 Honor Roll, a national awards competition for innovative projects sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, D.C.

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Looking After the Oral Health of Aging Parents

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – BC's sandwich generation will likely be helping to care for their aging parents' oral health in addition to that of their own children, says the BC Dental Association. April is Oral Health Month and the BC Dental Association's annual campaign is focusing on seniors' oral care.

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Seniors' Access to Dental Care Found Wanting

BUFFALO, New York – A survey of seniors' access to dental care conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Buffalo State College presents a sobering picture of the dental needs and barriers to dental care experienced by seniors.

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Is Tooth Loss An Inevitable Part Of Aging?

OTTAWA, Ontario – Forty-nine per cent of seniors believe that tooth loss and declining oral health are inevitable as we grow older, according to a recent public opinion survey conducted by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA).

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NYS Dental Foundation receives grant from GSK

ALBANY, New York – The New York State Dental Foundation will receive a $40,000 grant to help improve older adults' access to oral health care through a fund set up by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSK) and the American Dental Association Foundation. GSK Consumer Healthcare donated $250,000 last year to the ADAF to establish the Access to Oral Health Care for Older Adults Initiative.

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Dentists are the First Line of Defense for Elder Abuse

CHICAGO, Illinois – With the U.S. population living longer, seniors' oral health has become an important issue, as has the widespread problem of elder abuse. Every year more than 2.5 million older Americas may be victims of elder abuse, and in some cases dentists serve as the first line of defense, according to a new report in the May/June 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal.

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Finances, Not Having a Dentist are Primary Barriers to Seniors Receiving Dental Care

BUFFALO, New York – To say that health-care professionals have to fight tooth-and-nail to provide dental services to senior citizens is not much of a stretch.

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ADA Foundation Requests Proposals to Improve Older Adults Access to Oral Care

CHICAGO, Illinois – The ADA Foundation, charitable arm of the American Dental Association (ADA), is requesting proposals to help improve older adults access to dental care under its Access to Oral Care for Older Adults Grants Program.

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