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
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.
Dr. Stephen Shuman talks about myths and facts of aging and the oral cavity. Our Parents, 11/3/2017
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
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
Dr. Stephen Shuman talks about current initiatives to improve oral health for older adults. New York Times, 3/23/2017
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
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.
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
Dr. Stephen Shuman talks about age and how it affects taste and smell. Huffington Post, 11/18/2016
An in-depth look into the Walker Methodist Dental Clinic. ADA News, 11/28/2016