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Wisdom Tooth Project history

Since 2009, Oral Health America has been working to improve access to oral healthcare for older adults through the Wisdom Tooth Project, focusing on including dental coverage in Medicare.

The fields of dentistry and medicine have been separated for many years. In the meantime, more and more studies confirmed links between oral and whole-body health. These include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, dementia, and many others.

With all these new facts being revealed, it has become evident that oral health care is necessary to adults’ general health and life quality.

The U.S. healthcare system was woefully unprepared to meet the oral health challenges of a burgeoning population of older adults with special needs, chronic disease complications, and a growing inability to access and pay for dental services.

It was time for the Wisdom Tooth Project to proceed. A firm belief that everyone deserves access to primary dental care grew into action. The project started to connect communities with support and resources to access care. On a daily basis, they advocated for all older adults’ oral health, especially those most vulnerable.

The Wisdom Tooth Project has worked actively for over ten years. During this time, they have helped thousands of people by matching them with nearby dentists for affordable implants, dentures, and other dental procedures.

Wisdom Tooth Project is now Authority Dental

Authority Dental is thrilled to continue the mission of the Oral Health America and Wisdom Tooth Project.

Providing access to verified and reliable dental content is our number one priority. All information published on Authority Dental is based on current scientific studies and verified by multiple independent specialists.

We also actively support non-profits, healthcare organizations and government websites, helping them with distribution of the best dental knowledge possible.

Good oral health is a critical part of overall health and well-being. Authority Dental envisions a future where every person can attain a healthy mouth without breaking the bank.

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Can the Wisdom Tooth Project help me find a dentist?

The Wisdom Tooth Project was an invaluable initiative. Authority Dental will continue supporting our older adult population and their oral care needs. We offer a "find dentist near me" service, where we will match you with an affordable dentist near you. This is a 100% free service.

Is Oral Health America active?

Oral Health America as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is permanently closed.

Oral Health America is now a part of Authority Dental, where we continue to fight for equal access to dental care for seniors.

What is a State of Decay report?

A State of Decay by Oral Health America (OHA) is a state-by-state report of the oral health of the country's 65+ population and the success or failure of states to address those needs.

It is one of five strategies for OHA’s Wisdom Tooth Project, a program designed to meet the oral health challenges of a burgeoning population of community dwelling older adults, their family caregivers and the health professionals who work to help them age healthily and independently.

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