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Healthy Aging

JADA+ Healthy Aging Scan coverJADA+ Scan — Healthy Aging is one of ten quarterly e-newsletters updating dentists on the latest news and developments in selected dental specialties and disciplines. Information in each scan is aggregated and summarized from previously published materials, each item attributed to its publication of origin. The consulting editor is Linda C. Niessen, DMD, MPH, Dean and Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.


June 21, 2019 Topics include: Facial fractures in older Americans, hallmarks of frailty in older adults, treatments for xerostomia, and personality traits and incidence of falls.

March 15, 2019 Topics include: Presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the brains of patients with Alzheimer disease;  Association between systemic medications and dental implant failure; Delivery strategies for oral health care to patients with dementia in nursing home settings.


December 1, 2018 Topics include: Root caries treatment failure risks, lycopene- enriched olive oil spray treatment for medication induced xerostomia, probiotics to reduce risk for oral candidiasis in older patients and shortened dental arch treatment options.

September 7, 2018 Topics include: Silver diamine fluoride to prevent, arrest root caries in older adults; Using the Dental Activities Test to measure dental function in patients with cognitive impairments; Medication use among elderly nursing home residents; Does dental care lower general health care costs?; Advantage Arrest SDF 38%; ADA 2018 courses can help treat aging patients; Webinar: Treatment Planning for the Geriatric Patient.

June 29, 2018 Topics include: The efficacy and uses of silver diamine fluoride in older adults; Necessity of and options for access to oral health care for Medicare beneficiaries; Seattle Care Pathway offers a novel approach to promoting good oral health in older patients.