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[Updated 09/01/2020] Letter to our Senior Dental Center Patients regarding COVID-19

Information posted on September 1, 2020 To our valued senior patients, We hope you and your loved ones are doing well. The last few months have been challenging for our communities. Nevertheless, as the current situation begins to improve slowly, we have reopened our offices since July 15th and we are working towards returning to…

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September is Healthy Aging Month

As we age, a focus on our health becomes more important every day. September has been named the Month of Healthy Aging; a reminder to us that growing older is a beautiful process. The Senior Dental Center would like to encourage you to implement physical, mental, and social wellness practices into your daily routine. These…

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Dental center continues support of seniors through telemedicine, dental hygiene kits

Gary & Mary West program provides needed services during COVID-19 pandemic Written By: Lauren J. Mapp Date Posted: June 1, 2020 Having a toothache is never pleasant. Having one as a senior during the global COVID-19 pandemic, when many dental offices are shuttered, compounds the situation. When 70-year-old Irma Hampton was suffering from severe pain…

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The Alpine Sun: Dentist Drills Home Risks to Seniors

By: Jessica Brodkin Webb A public statement from the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental center says they have temporarily closed the low-in­come dental clinic that serves seniors across San Diego coun­ty but are offering teleden­tistry and are in the process of preparing 5,000 home care oral hygiene kits to be distributed through delivery by…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for our Senior Dental Center Patients

What can I do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19? There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:…

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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…

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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…

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Dr. Karen’s 6 Summer Oral Health Tips, Featured on KUSI News

CEO and Dental Director Dr. Karen speaking with KUSI Logan Byrnes, July 10, 2019 Dr. Karen was featured on KUSI News sharing 6 oral health tips for maintaining a bright and healthy smile this summer. Unfortunately, poor dental health is a silent epidemic among Americans. In fact, more than 1 in 4 adults in the…

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Oral Healthcare with Sustainable Products #PlasticFreeJuly

This month is Plastic Free July, a campaign created by The Plastic Free Foundation to bring awareness to our high consumption of single-use plastics. Each year, millions of people around the world take on the challenge of refusing various plastic products such as plastic bags, water bottles, straws, and even oral care products. According to…

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Gary & Mary West Senior Dental Center Named 2019 Live Well San Diego Oral Health Champion, Launches GIVE65 Fundraising Campaign in July

San Diego, Calif. – June 26, 2019 – The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center in Downtown San Diego was recognized for their innovative dental care for seniors receiving the 2019 Live Well San Diego Oral Health Champion Award. The award honors the exceptional achievements, outstanding community efforts, and contributions that have advanced oral…

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