OHA’s Wisdom Tooth Project (WTP) strives to improve the lives of older adults especially vulnerable to oral disease.
The Issue: U.S. health care system is woefully unprepared to meet the oral health challenges of a burgeoning population of older adults with special needs, chronic disease complications, and a growing inability to access and pay for dental services.
Our Work: Since 2009, our Wisdom Tooth Project® has implemented Five Strategies to combat some of the barriers that aging Americans face with regards to receiving the oral care they need.
Strategy 2: Demonstration Projects
Strategy 3: Advocacy
Strategy 4: Professional Symposia
Strategy 5: Health Education & Communications
is a health education curriculum for older adults delivered in community settings that launched in 2014. The Wisdom Tooth Insider e-newsletter provides monthly updates on Oral Health America's work with older adults.
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