Pew’s dental campaign promotes cost-effective policies that will mean millions more people get the dental care they need to lead healthy lives.
We conduct and commission research to define issues, identify solutions, and assess how states are responding to dental care challenges. We work with professionals with extensive expertise in dental health policy at the state and national levels.
Reports, testimony, and other materials by Pew’s dental experts are helping to drive policy changes in a number of states.
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The number of senior citizens (ages 65 and older) in the United States is expected to double to more than 98 million by 2060. The Census Bureau predicts that by 2030 the U.S. will be home to about 9 million people age 85 and older, many of whom will face mobility challenges. Compared with earlier decades, more seniors are expected to still have their teeth and will need continuing dental care.... Read More
More than 2 million Arizonans struggle to access the dental care they need to lead healthy, productive lives. Now Dental Care for Arizona is advocating that the state Legislature be allowed to consider giving dental providers the ability to address the significant need for care in their communities. Read More
A recent report by the Gerontological Society of America provides a plan to address the unmet need for oral health care services for older adults with limited access to care. Read More