Dental Elder Abuse Response (D.E.A.R.) Project The response from D.E.A.R has been amazing. We have received inquiries from and worked with organizations across Canada and the United States including the New York Centre Elder Abuse Centre and the International Association of Caregivers. The program is the first of its kind in the world. Currently, we are in the process of producing a webinar on seniors’ dental issues and D.E.A.R to continue to reach people abroad. We have also delivered several community workshops on dental advance care planning across Toronto and disseminated educational tools to help people create an advance care plan. An important part of promoting dental health in seniors is ensuring that they make record their wishes in their wills or advance care plans. To learn more about advance care planning, download the advanced care guide from the Province of Ontario at http://www.seniors.gov.on.ca/en/advancedcare/docs/AdvancedCare.Guide.pdf.
Contact Allison Calcutt, Communications Coordinator and Project Manager at the D.E.A.R. Project/Archer Dental, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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