Dental Care Coverage for Older Adults in Seven Jurisdictions

Rapid Review 16, August 2019

Farmer J., Allin S., Quinonez C., Peckham A., & Marchildon G.

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Oral health is an important component of general health and overall well-being. While Canadians enjoy
financial protection against the cost of hospital and physician services, there are some notable gaps in
coverage, such as for oral health care. This report reviews models of dental care coverage, with a focus
on older adults (individuals 65 years and older), in seven comparable jurisdictions: Canada (Alberta),
Australia (New South Wales), England, France, Italy, Germany, and Sweden.