Only 32% of seniors are seeing the dentist annually. The CDC reports over 71% of seniors have active Periodontal (gum) disease.
There is a direct link between oral health and overall health, specifically with periodontal (gum) disease and the bacteria that accompanies this disease. Periodontal disease has been associated with greater incidences of heart disease, cancer, stroke, pneumonia, and diabetes.
Poor oral health affects daily tasks for these seniors such as chewing and talking. In turn, this affects their overall health and quality of life.
Dental On Location brings dental care to residents of long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities. Through the use of our portable, state-of-the-art dental equipment, we are able to offer convenient dental care solutions to residents who otherwise would have difficulty traveling to a regular dental office. These services can be delivered by our highly trained dentists and staff by bedside or from the residents’ wheelchair.
We visit the facility regularly to administer individualized dental services to meet each resident needs. This highly effective model has proven to be a comfortable and positive experience for residents and a great impact on improving their oral health and quality of life.
Eliminate the frustration and hassle involved with traditional dental visits. Taking time off from work, driving to and waiting at the office are removed from the scenario. Because we come to you or your loved one, more quality time can be spent together.
Get specialized one-on-one attention from the staff. Most dental offices are so busy, it is difficult for them to spend the quality time with your parent or loved one needs. Because periodontal disease is so common in seniors, more quality time and attention is required from their dentist. Undiagnosed or untreated periodontal disease can lead to heart disease, cancer, stroke, pneumonia, and other conditions.
Our dentists are experienced in working with patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. They understand the unique challenges and are trained to provide the comfort and care needed. Our support staff is caring and kind and will take the time to listen to the needs of our patients.