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A State of Decay: Are Older Americans Coming of Age Without Oral Healthcare?

OHA has published volume IV of A State of Decay. This report examines the progress of states in promoting oral health in older adults, analyzing a combination of publicly available data and information from surveys conducted with state dental directors. It uses six main variables from these sources to rank states according to the quality of their oral health care for adults aged 65 plus. The report also highlights a number of future recommendations for supporting oral health in older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70350

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A Healthy Smile Never Gets Old: A California Report on the Oral Health of Older Adults

This report from the Center for Oral Health highlights how an alarming number of Californians age 65 years and older are suffering from untreated tooth decay and poor oral health. This report includes a series of recommendations to eliminate barriers to care and improve oral health.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70297

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Examining Oral Health Care Utilization and Expenditures for Low-Income Adults

This brief analyzes dental service use and cost data for non-elderly Medicaid-enrolled adults by individual, community, and state-level factors. This brief is intended to help stakeholders identify opportunities to improve access to care and, ultimately, achieve sustainable oral health improvements for low-income adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69939

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