Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 21 September 2010 10:10
People with disabilities also focus of national coalition conference
CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2010 – 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 underserved and growing population.
The national coalition conference titled, “Oral Health of Vulnerable Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities,” <http://www.ada.org/consensusconference.aspx> is set for Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.
“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,” states Dr. Raymond F. Gist, ADA president-elect. “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.”