Evidence From ElderSmile for Diabetes and Hypertension Screening in Oral Health Programs

Stephen Marshall, Eric W. Schrimshaw, Sara S. Metcalf, Ariel Port Greenblatt, Leydis De La Cruz, Carol Kunzel, Mary E. Northridge

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Abstract

The ElderSmile clinical program was initiated in northern Manhattan in 2006. ElderSmile is a comprehensive community-based program offering education, screening and treatment services for seniors in impoverished communities. Originally focused on oral health, ElderSmile was expanded in 2010 to include diabetes and hypertension education and screening. More than 1,000 elders have participated in the expanded program to date. Quantitative and qualitative findings support a role for dental professionals in screening for these primary care sensitive conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-387
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the California Dental Association
Volume43
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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