Dr. Paul Perella, DMD

Senate Approves Oral Health Screenings for Seniors

The United States Senate approved legislation that will now allow state and area aging agencies to use funds for disease prevention and oral health promotion under the Older Americans Act (OAA). 

The OAA supports a wide range of social and nutrition services and programs for nearly 12 million U.S. seniors and provides funding to 56 state and 629 area agencies on aging. The new bill amends the OAA definition of disease prevention and health promotion services to include "oral health" as part of routine health screenings for seniors.

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