Healthy Seniors Dental Program
The Healthy Seniors Dental Program was established and designed
with the goal of meeting the dental and oral health care needs of
residents in Long Term Care nursing facilities. Having dental care
available on-site may be the answer to the question, "How do we
meet the residents' needs for appropriate dental care in our Long
Term Care facility?"
Unfortunately, many Long Term Care Faciity residents experience
poor oral health due to reduced professional dental services. As
healthcare providers we know that many older adults often have a
variety of reasons for why dental care is so vital, it may be
something as simple as a resident taking a specific medication.
Research also shows the association between oral and
systemic health for this population. The effect of residents not
having much needed dental care links to possible associations
between chronic oral infections to diabetes, heart disease, lung
disease and even strokes.
Deductibles or co-pays are not required for the healthy
Seniors Dental Program participant, as long as the residents
receives their oral care from the Program's Network Dentist and
Dental Team. All residents of the facility are eligible to
participate in the Healthy Seniors Dental Program.
For additional information on the Healthy Seniors Dental Program
and how it can help you and the residents at your facility, please
complete the short form at the bottom of this page and submit.