Month: November 2019

Times of San Diego: Senior Dental Health Is a Hidden Crisis – Here Are 5 Preventative Measures

By: Dr. Karen Becerra The stats are alarming: Nearly 1 in 5 seniors over the age of 65 have no teeth, 2 in 3 have gum disease, and 1 in 5 have untreated cavities. Dental health is a hidden health crisis for seniors in our community which has far-reaching impacts on their overall wellness. Studies have…

The Senior Dental Center receives the first ever grant award from the Johnson & Johnson Western Region Retiree Association!

The Senior Dental Center was recently selected to receive the first-ever grant from the Johnson & Johnson Western Region Retiree Association (JJWRRA) in support of our efforts to provide accessible, high-quality oral healthcare to vulnerable seniors. JJWRRA provides grants that support Elder Health, which focuses on maintaining a healthy body and mind, independence, and dignity for…

The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center awarded a grant from the San Marcos Community Foundation

  The Senior Dental Center is pleased to announce a grant award from the San Marcos Community Foundation. With these funds we purchased supplies to make same-day crowns for our patients in-house. This reduces the number of visits needed and eliminates laboratory fees for our patients. Additional grant funds supplied an Apple iPad with the…