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Challenges of Oral Health in the Aging Population Presentation

On Monday December 7, 2015 Door County Dental Care gave a presentation at Pine Crest Village, an assisted living facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Dr. Regan Luders and Sherry Bagnall focused on the challenges of oral health in the aging population.

Door County Dental Care Presentation on the Challenges of Oral Health in the Aging Population

A 2000 report from the US Surgeon General found disparities in the oral health status of older Americans. Unfortunately statistics show that over 25% of individuals between the ages of 65 and 74 have periodontal disease and approximately 5% of Americans aged 65 and older live in long term care facilities where dental care may be insufficient. 1

Door County Dental Care Presentation on the Challenges of Oral Health in the Aging Population

Door County Dental would like to thank the thirteen participants for the opportunity to present on an important topic in modern dentistry.

Sources:

  1. http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/gr/print/volume-1/issue-3/original-article/maintaining-oral-health-in-the-aging-population-the-importance-of-the-periodontal-systemic-connection-in-the-elderly.html