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, have not been able to go to the dentist in many years.”
Our 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 the repeat visits necessary to 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. If 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 care 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.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. More than 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, whether in their lips, mouth, tongue, or throat.
Dr. Becerra has taken the lead in connecting seniors on a limited income to quality dental care. The dental center has provided affordable services to hundreds of seniors, allowing them to smile and live healthier lives.
With your contribution, we are able to provide much-needed oral healthcare, continue oral health education and prevention classes, and improve the quality of life for low-income seniors in San Diego.