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A silent epidemic affects our nation's seniors every day.
Here's Mike's story.
“There was no way I could get any help.”
“They couldn’t keep up with the cavities I was getting… And I had no money.”
“When I went down to the clinic, they’re really nice there. I have hope that I can get in this tunnel and see the light."
"I have really good feelings about this place.”
“Now I don’t have to be embarrassed because I do have teeth. I have something to smile about.”
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GIVE SENIORS A REASON TO SMILE AGAIN
WHY WE EXIST
A silent epidemic

How deep is the problem of Oral Health for seniors? Dental health is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems our country’s seniors face.

41% of seniors have to choose between food and rent.

Many times, dental health falls by the wayside.

7 in 10 people 65 and older have no dental insurance.

And this is only growing as our population ages. Estimates show that 50 million seniors will be without dental insurance by 2030.

For seniors 65 and older:

 

7 in 10 have periodontal disease

1 in 5 have untreated cavities

1 in 4 have no teeth
Studies show that poor oral health is associated with:
Heart Disease
Stroke
Depression…
Diabetes
Respiratory Disease
Isolation
Poor Nutrition
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“Many of them have not been able to go to the dentist in 50 years.”

Karen Becerra, DDS, MPH
CEO & DENTAL DIRECTOR
OUR IMPACT
The difference we aim to make

We provide affordable, high-quality oral healthcare with comprehensive education, clinical and wellness services for seniors in need, enabling them to live healthy and productive lives.

764
Dental Patients

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.

6,762
Dental Visits

Many of our patients have gone many years without dental care. We take the time to provide the visits necessary to take them out of pain and restore their oral health.

320
Dentures

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.

1,196
Fillings

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.

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WHO WE HELP

“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.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

It’s likely you know or love someone affected by limited access to oral healthcare.

We raised $2,431 during GIVE65!

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.

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Upcoming Fundraiser!

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!

Tickets Here