Dental health is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems our country’s seniors face. Learn how you can help.
Many times, dental health falls by the wayside.
And this is only growing as our population ages. Estimates show that 50 million seniors will be without dental insurance by 2030.
“Many of my patients, like Shirley pictured here, have not been able to go to the dentist in 50 years.”
The nonprofit Senior Dental Center provides affordable, high-quality oral healthcare with comprehensive education, clinical and wellness services for seniors in need, enabling them to live healthy and productive lives.
Our patients are our passion, and treating the whole person is key to achieving positive outcomes. Every senior’s medical, social, mental health and dental concerns inform the oral healthcare we provide.
Many of our patients have gone years without dental care. We take the time to provide repeat visits necessary to address painful teeth and restore their oral health.
Many older adults need prostheses to help them properly eat, speak, and smile. Our specialized team ensures our patients get the treatment that best fits their needs.
With 46% of our patients having untreated tooth decay, providing fillings is a vital step in stopping infections of the mouth from spreading to other parts of the body.
“There’d been many moments when I felt that I could not smile normally and naturally because I felt so ugly. I managed to smile, it might be behind my hand.”
We provide a wide range of high-quality oral healthcare services in a state-of-the-art facility with passionate staff, excellent materials and high-tech diagnostic and treatment instrumentation for best results. Our goal is to ensure our senior patients achieve and maintain long-term oral health, regardless of their ability to pay for services.
It’s likely you know or love someone affected by limited access to oral healthcare.
Even though GIVE65 is over, it’s not too late to help us reach our goal of $5,000. We will be holding our second annual Dance for Seniors’ Smiles event this Sunday. Even if you can’t come to dance, you can still donate the ticket price of $15 – your donation will help seniors get the dental care they need.
Help us reach our goal of restoring low-income seniors’ ability to eat, speak and smile by ensuring they have access to oral healthcare. On Sunday, July 15th, from 2-4pm, we will be hosting our second annual Dance for Seniors’ Smiles. Join Us!