Nursing home dental care is delivered by our dental team.
Our goal is to provide a basic service that is not only cost effective but functional as well.
Patients in nursing homes appreciate solutions to their problems the same as anyone else.
It is my opinion exotic procedures requiring multiple appointments are not always the best option for the patient.
Patients with compromised mobility may not fair as well when removed from the comfort of their nursing home environment.
Over the years we have found the delivery of basic services is most desired.
Basic services are the most desired treatment due to the difficulty involved treating this patient group.
The patient wearing a problematic lower denture may need the additional stabilization of 2 strategically placed dental implants.
Neglect of oral health before the patient’s arrival at the nursing home may present the symptoms of multiple carious lesions.
Limited finance calls for actions that reduce pain and suffering.
The most vital priorities will be the treatment of symptoms causing infection and discomfort.
There have been occasions patients on gurneys are not in the best position for the ideal dental care delivery systems.
Some of my most difficult treatment visits have been to patients humbled by life’s traumatic episodes.
Patients who may not be aware of your efforts to resolve their problems, are treated with the best of care.
Appreciation by the patient is not always the end product of the treatment visit.
It is better for the healthcare provider to stay motivated in knowing the service delivered is of great value.
Patients suffering from dental problems in nursing homes may bear the burden of their problem for many months if the problem does not get articulated to the staff.
Not all patients have regular visits from family members that communicate their concerns to the nursing staff.
Regular check-ups are a premium service in the prevention of emergency dental services.
Nursing homes spend tons of hours taking patients to hospitals for emergency care.
It would be a major win for nursing homes to take time out and provide more preventative care for their patients.
It is highly recommended healthcare providers work with nursing homes as first line defense in the treatment of emergency care.
We win working together for the greater good of the patient.
No one has all the answers to the problems that plague mankind but together we render what is needed for nursing home dental care.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://www.dentist4you.biz