ASA Webinar: The Vital Connection Between Senior Oral Healthcare and General Health

Drs. Vyan Nguyen and Eli Aronoff-Spencer discuss the importance of increasing access to oral healthcare for older adults

WHEN: January 23, 2017

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The Vital Connection Between Senior Oral Healthcare and General Health

This webinar will highlight the articles included in the Fall Generations journal issue “Aging and the Importance of Oral Health.” Dr. Vyan Nguyen from the Gary & Mary West Foundation will discuss the role of philanthropy in bringing to light the importance of oral health and aging with projects such as the Generations oral health issue. Guest editor Michèle Saunders, D.M.D, M.S., M.P.H, will review the history of covering oral health services and the importance of increasing access to oral healthcare for older adults. She will discuss the vital connection between oral healthcare and general health, especially in older adults. Dr. Saunders will provide an overview of the entire Generations issue. Then Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss the efforts of the Gary & Mary West Senior Dental Center to build a qualitative and quantitative evidence base on the mouth-body connection.

  • Presenters:
    – Dr. Vyan Nguyen, the Gary and Mary West Foundation
    – Dr. Michèle J. Saunders, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • – Dr. Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, the Gary and Mary West Foundation