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Five ways we are aging better than ever

Dr. Stephen Shuman is quoted in this article about improvements in health care for older adults. Star Tribune - October 8, 2019

The Dental Care Shortfall for Older Adults

Stephen Shuman is quoted in the article about the challenges older adults face in seeking affordable dental care. AARP - September 26, 2018

Shuman named GSA fellow for his dedication to the field of aging

Stephen Shuman, DDS, MS, associate professor and director of the Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, has been named a fellow by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Shuman is only the eighth dental professional to be awarded this distinction in more than 70 years by the GSA, which is the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the research, education and practice in the field of aging. UMN News - July 2, 2018

Oral Health: Essential Element of Healthful Aging

Dr. Shuman discusses the importance of oral health in geriatric medical care and the information and resources available from the Gerontological Society of America's Oral Health Initiative. Today's Geriatric Medicine, January-February 2018.

Aging and Your Teeth: What's Normal, What's Not

Dr. Stephen Shuman talks about myths and facts of aging and the oral cavity. Our Parents, 11/3/2017

Dentists make urgent call to get seniors help with oral care

A 2014 New Hampshire study of 610 state residents over the age of 60 showed that 15.9 percent had lost all of their natural teeth and nearly 19 percent reported they were in need of early or urgent dental care that they couldn't get because of the cost or the inability to get a ride to the dentist. New Hampshire Union Leader, August 14, 2017

Serving older adults in the dental chair focus of collaboration

A look into the oral health initiative titled Oral Health: An Essential Element of Healthy Aging. Dr. Shuman serves as chair of the Gerontological Society of America's oral health workgroup. American Dental Association news, June 13, 2017

The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble

Dr. Stephen Shuman talks about current initiatives to improve oral health for older adults. New York Times, 3/23/2017

Shoreview Researcher Makes Gadgets for Older Adults

Research collaboration between OHSOA Program and ASTER Labs in Shoreview, MN offers potential solutions to some common problems in the older population. St. Paul Pioneer Press/Associated Press/USA Today, 1/9/2017

Presenting the 2016 LeadingAge Award Winners

The Walker Methodist Health Center was honored with a 2016 LeadingAge Award for its partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in establishing the Walker Methodist Dental Clinic.

Minneapolis clinic gets award for senior dental care using UMN students

The St. Paul Pioneer Press featured the Walker Methodist Dental Clinic, its partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and its care of older adults. Pioneer Press, 11/2/2016

Why You Might Be Losing Your Sense of Taste As You Age

Dr. Stephen Shuman talks about age and how it affects taste and smell. Huffington Post, 11/18/2016

We’re all about overcoming barriers

An in-depth look into the Walker Methodist Dental Clinic. ADA News, 11/28/2016

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:45am