Financing of Oral Healthcare for Older Adults

Start time
11:00 AM (Pacific)
End time
12:00 Noon (Pacific)

Part of the Generations Education Series, funded by

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Includes complimentary CEUs

There are myriad financial roadblocks to achieving oral health for older adults. Retired individuals are less likely to have dental coverage, which is linked to lack of access to care and increased dental disease. This web seminar will set the stage for advocates in aging and oral health, as well as policy makers to consider how current and future safety net resources should be allocated to address disparities in oral health.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand the historical events that have resulted in the current state of resources for oral healthcare;
  • List current resources available for older adults to access oral healthcare;
  • Identify major causes in disparities in oral health and dental insurance in older adults;
  • Understand the risk factors for oral diseases in older adults;
  • Recite the types of treatment needed to adequately manage age prevalent oral diseases; and,
  • Understand the rationale for universal benefits and better integration of oral healthcare into the general healthcare system.


Jean CalvoJean Calvo is completing her final year of dental school at the UCSF school of dentistry. She earned her Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leadership, and served as legislative intern this year for the American Dental Education Association.




Elisa ChavezDr. Elisa Chávez is an Associate Professor at The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She is a general dentist with advanced training in Geriatrics and has practiced in private, community health, hospital and long-term-care settings. She is also a Senior Fellow with The Santa Fe Group.




Lynn Douglas MoudenDr. Lynn Mouden is an internationally recognized author and lecturer on the clinical and legal aspects of family violence prevention and oral health advocacy. After 16 years of private practice, eight years with the Missouri Department of Health, and 12 years with the Arkansas Department of Health, he now serves as the Chief Dental Officer for the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He also holds faculty appointments at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, and three faculty appointments at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health and Health Related Professions.