Report: Financing and Regulating Oral Health Care in Long-Term-Care Facilities

March 16, 2011

Addressing the problem that oral care is little more than emergency care—due to inadequate governmental funding and ageism among health care professionals—UBC Dentistry researchers undertook a systematic review of the literature on regulating and financing oral health care for frail elders in residential care.

The report, A Scoping Review and Research Synthesis on Financing and Regulating Oral Healthcare in Long-Term Care Facilities, summarizes the evidence available and notes the gaps in knowledge. Their research was supported by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute on Aging.

Download a PDF of the report here.