Every day, thousands of Americans wake up on their first day of retirement with no dental health benefits. An estimated one in five low-income seniors has dental pain.
The Santa Fe Group and its partners are seeking to change that. At their recent salon, Expanding Oral Healthcare for America’s Seniors, leaders came together to develop initiatives to improve the understanding on aging and oral health.
In this interview, Marko Vujicic, PhD, Chief Economist and Vice President of theHealth Policy Institute at the American Dental Association, talks with Compendium about the hard data documenting these issues affecting the lives of seniors.