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Responding to the Critical Need for Dental Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

August 30, 2012

The VDA has been working with the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA) to identify ways our organizations can work together and address the critical need for dental care for our senior citizens residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The great majority of these seniors lack dental insurance, creating a serious access issue which results in poor oral health and affects these patients’ overall health. Please CLICK HERE to read a letter from VDA President Dr. Roger Wood and VHCA President Stephen Morrisette, and learn how you can partner with a long-term care facility in your community to help address this critical need. Also, please CLICK HERE to read an article that appeared in a recent issue of the Virginia Dental Journal describing an innovative dental program for seniors living at Lucy Corr Village in Chesterfield County.