H-12 Eldercare (2022)

Policy Number: H-12

Policy Category: Health Care Delivery

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) supports appropriate initiatives and legislation to improve and foster the oral health of elderly patients. The Association encourages dental and allied dental programs to educate students about the oral health needs and issues of elderly patients. The Association believes that a dental benefit in a public program for age 65+ should include the following:

  • Covers individuals under 300% of the Federal Poverty Line
  • Covers the range of services necessary to achieve and maintain oral health
  • Ensures proper reimbursement to dental health providers