For several years Dr. Hand has offered seminars for seniors teaching about the importance of dental health. This one hour, on site seminar has been specifically developed to both entertain and educate audiences on the many advancements in the dental field. Advancements in home care, medicinal and nutritional interactions as well as modern restorative options.
The Mayflower Retirement Community Dental Program
This month marks the third year Dr. Hand has provided dental care for The Mayflower residents. The service started as a modest preventive program for the Health Center patients. As the needs of these patients became apparent a fully functional dental facility was developed for all Mayflower residents.
This is the first staffed in-house dental facility in Central Florida.
Our hope is to present an ongoing and consistent preventive dental care program so that many of the problems we saw in our resident’s later years
can be prevented.
Dental disease is a slowly occurring, asymptomatic set of problems that in most cases can be avoided by a well-planned preventive program. Our goal is to keep residents in good dental health in all their coming years at The Mayflower. We want everyone to enjoy good food and eat what they want, not just what they can. We want residents to continue an active social life and eliminate the disease processes secondary to dental neglect.
Nationally 70% of long-term-care residents have not seen a dentist in five years. The Mayflower Dental Center will provide a source of convenient and consistent dental service to maintain and improve a residents life.
Our senior years present many changes in health needs.
Among those changes are your dental health condition and it's relation to nutrition, heart disease and stroke. Sharing this information with seniors and caregivers can prevent many problems and be a valuable addition to their care and health.
Focusing On Healthy Living
Our Senior Seminars are informative, educational and instruct listeners on the many ways they can participate in a healthy dental lifestyle. The program is held at your facility and can be presented to both residents and caregivers. Topics include;
1. Where are we today? A look at demographics and various statistics regarding Senior dental health.
2. The importance of Home Preventive Care. Recent studies have indicated that there is a direct relationship with dental disease to Stroke, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Alzheimer’s. These studies point out the need for preventative dental care and the need to provide instructional materials to care givers.
3. Medication. Some medications can affect daily dental hygiene. We will discuss the things to be on the lookout for.
4. New possibilities for a healthy smile. There are many new restorative options available in the dental field. We’ll review some of the best products and options and discuss the importance of up to date alternatives.
5. Questions and Answers. Our program dedicates time at the end of each session to allow attendees to ask Dr. Hand questions about concerns they may have regarding dental health.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office.
The program is a offered as a community service.