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Renaissance Grants $3,000 to the Florida Dental Association to Present Oral Health Workshops for the Vulnerable Elderly
Date:7/23/2009

DAVIE, Fla., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to improve the oral health of Florida's elderly population, Renaissance Health Service Corporation (RHSC) granted $3,000 to help fund the Florida Dental Association's (FDA) dental health traveling seminar -- Oral Health Education and Prevention Program for the Vulnerable Elderly.

The seminar is presented to the administrators and staff members of nursing homes, assisted living centers and community-based senior programs throughout Florida. At the presentation, the FDA's Dr. Nolan W. Allen, past president, and Bob Macdonald, director of dental care and health, educate attendees about the importance of maintaining the oral health of their residents.

"By 2030, one out of every five Americans will be older than 65," said Dr. Allen. "It is vital that we provide dental information for seniors and caretakers in order to protect the overall health of Florida's vulnerable elderly."

After the seminar, each attendee receives an information packet with a DVD detailing basic dental hygiene methods and oral health brochures from the FDA's "Dentistry: Gateway to Good Health" campaign. The seminar and supporting materials give caregivers the tools to protect their patient's oral and overall health.

"Oral health is generally an overlooked element of an older person's overall health, although they are closely connected," said Tonya Draughon, director of business and product development for Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America, the nationwide insurance company of RHS
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