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Reimagining Oral Healthcare for Our Seniors

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A "Conversations with GIA" webinar

Poor oral healthcare is a significant health issue for older adults who already face a spectrum of challenges ranging from basic needs such as food, housing, transportation, and fixed incomes to more complex concerns such as managing chronic medical conditions. The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center is a unique community dental clinic that combines access to high-quality, affordable oral healthcare integrated with comprehensive clinical and social services provided to seniors within an existing senior center. In this webinar, panelists discussed how the Senior Dental Center hopes to reimagine how we provide oral healthcare for our nation’s seniors and the role that funders can have in achieving this goal. Presenters: Karen Becerra, DDS, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Dental Director, The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center; and Vyan Nguyen, MD, Program Officer, The Gary and Mary West Foundation. Moderator: John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging. Sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and The Gary and Mary West Foundation. Webinar date: Feb 24, 2016. Download the webinar slides, watch the accompanying video, and view the webinar recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K96CZHMMrY&feature=youtu.be.