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Our Very Own Front-Line Hero, Dr. Karen Becerra!

Dentist — runs two nonprofit community dental clinics, in downtown San Diego and San Marcos By: U-T STAFF Post Date: June 4, 2020 Please describe how you’re helping the community at this time. “As it was necessary to suspend our in-person oral health services, my team and I quickly leveraged and bolstered our telehealth and teledentistry…

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CA-OPEN Defense of Adult Dental Benefits

Older adults in California need our help. California has recently proposed to reduce adult dental benefits down to 2014 levels. If the reductions in adult benefits are approved society will undergo long term consequences on their overall health along with limiting their access to services! The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center has signed…

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KOGO Radio: Dr. Karen Becerra Discusses Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aired: May 13, 2020 Dr. Karen Becerra and KOGO interviewer, Maryilyn Hyder discuss the level of vulnerability seniors are undergoing during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center is doing to address the needs of the seniors in the San Diego community. The Senior Dental Center is offering Teledentistry…

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Letter to our Senior Dental Center Patients regarding COVID-19

Information Posted on April 9, 2020 The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center has always been proud to follow the strictest CDC guidelines for infection control and prevention of the spread of communicable diseases. Considering the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we closed our Downtown and North County clinics on March 16th and…

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Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center Appoints Donald M. Casey, Jr. to Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 29, 2020 – The nonprofit Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, an organization dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality oral healthcare to low-income seniors in California, announced today that it has appointed Donald M. Casey, Jr. to its board of directors. Casey is CEO of Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer…

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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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