US waves the flag for old folk’s dental health

The American Dental Association (ADA) is extending invitations to those concerned about the oral health of vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities to attend a national conference and help shape the future of oral health care for this growing population.

The national coalition conference titled, Oral Health of Vulnerable Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities, is set for Thursday 18 November 2010 at the JW Marriott in Washington, US.

Dr Raymond F Gist, ADA president-elect, says: ‘We look upon this conference as the first step in building a consensus among a multi-disciplinary group of professionals in seeking solutions about oral health care for the vulnerable older adult and the disabled.

‘We are looking for attendees’ ideas, collaboration and support in helping frame the conference’s recommendations that could be used by many sectors, including educational institutions, professional organizations and policy makers.’

Professionals concerned about oral health for vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities, including dentists and dental hygienists, geriatricians, nurses, oral health advocates, ageing and disability advocates, long-term care providers, and policy makers and legislative staff, are encouraged to register for the conference.

The registration fee is $150, with a deadline of 22 October 2010.

Registration is limited to the first 150 respondents.

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