Top 5 Qualities of an Amazing House Call Dentist

Find Out What Qualities Make For A Top Notch House Call Dentist

house call dentistThere is a growing need for compassionate, trustworthy in-home dental care within the senior community. As the “Boomer” generation ages, it’s becoming evident that the necessity for house call dentists is undeniable.


With about 20% of Americans over the age 65 having untreated cavities, as reported by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s clear that something needs to be done as far as getting the aging generation proper oral care. They may need a house call dentist. And, finding the right house call dentist in Manhattan can be an intimidating task. Dr. Alisa Kauffman can help!


5 Qualities Your House Call Dentist Must Have


When it comes to finding the perfect Manhattan house call dentist, there are many things to consider. Here are five must-have qualities that you need to look for.

  1. Trustworthiness– Trustworthiness is a huge factor when it comes to inviting someone into your space to care for your loved one. Without trust, it would be virtually impossible to be able to do the necessary treatments. Honesty and trust go a long way in calming even the most apprehensive of patients.

  2. Compassion – Dentists need to be able to be sensitive to patients who are in pain or are scared. Being compassionate will help calm and ease a patient’s fears. Genuine compassion can diffuse stressful situations.

  3. Communication – Communication is vital. Dentists need to be able to educate patients and their caregiver on their diagnosis, treatment, preventative care and maintenance. Being able to explain very technical details in a straightforward way is crucial for the overall health of the patient.

  4. Relational- A dentist needs to be a people person who knows how to calm and put people at ease. Being relational is a must when a dentist is constantly having to work with patients and their caregivers.

  5. Problem-Solving – Problem-solving skills are essential. Especially when working with special needs patients or those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other complex health issues. Sometimes a dentist needs to think outside the box in order to figure out the best approach to get their vulnerable patient to cooperate.


Dr. Kauffman fits the bill as the perfect house call dentist for your aging loved one. With her passion for helping and her kindness towards her patients, it’s not hard to figure out why she was named one of the country’s top 25 dentists. Your search is over! You have found what you’re looking for in an NYC house call dentist with Dr. Kauffman. Give her a call today at 917-826-6278 to schedule an appointment.

Read More

Compassionate Dental Care For Your Aging Parents

Get your aging parents the compassionate dental care they need

Aging ParentsIt can be difficult to watch your parent age, but when the aging process takes its toll in unrelenting ways, it can be downright painful to see. If you find yourself in a new role as caretaker for your aging parent, you may find that you are having to make more and more decisions for them. Especially their oral health. Geriatric dental issues can range from cavities to dry mouth to gum disease. If your aging parent is vulnerable and unable to get to a dentist office, the issues can become dangerous.

Finding dental care for aging parents can be a daunting task. If you add dementia or Alzheimer’s into the mix, geriatric oral care can be absolutely dreadful. The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention says that appropriate dental care will help your loved one maintain their natural teeth. And, The American Dental Association recommends that you help them keep their mouth clean with reminders to brush and floss and make sure they get regular check-ups. But, what if you can’t do that? That’s where Dr. Alisa Kauffman comes in. She makes oral health easy for vulnerable dental patients by making house calls.

Compassionate Care Your Aging Parents Deserve

We all want the best for our loved ones, especially when it comes to our aging parents. With her passion combined with extensive training, Dr. Kauffman can and does provide the ultimate in geriatric oral care for her aging dental patients. With Dr. Kauffman handling your parent’s care, you’ll find that you, and they, are more at ease due to:

CONVENIENCE – You won’t have to worry about getting your parent in and out of the dentist office. Dr. Kauffman brings the office to you. That’s why we are called Geriatric House Call Dentistry! Dr. Kauffman counts it her honor to be welcomed into your space.

TRUST – It can be scary when you don’t know where to turn for help. That’s why it’s vital you find someone you can trust for the long haul. Dr. Kauffman has made it her life’s mission to help you and your aging parent feel comfortable. Of course, trust is a primary virtue when dealing with loved ones. You will find an ease and comfort with Dr. Kauffman.

COMPASSION – Compassion is a key reason why Dr. Kauffman does what she does. She cares deeply about her elderly and vulnerable patients. She saw a need for bringing the dental office to them and she did something about it. She has a passion for what’s she’s doing. Dr. Kauffman makes a huge and lasting impact on her patient’s lives.

There’s a reason that Dr. Kauffman is in the top 25 dentists in the country. She’s had over 30 years experience in dentistry with extensive training and education. She’s the clinical director at Penn Dental and is the dental director at three nursing homes. It’s not just her credentials that make her the right choice for your aging parent’s dental needs. It’s her heart, compassion, trustworthiness, and passion in what she does.

Your aging parent deserves the best. Dr. Kauffman is the best! Give her a call today to schedule an appointment.


Related Tags: Aging Parents | Geriatric House Call Dentistry

Read More

Contact Us

If you or someone you love is in need of in home dental care, Geriatric House Call Dentistry can help.  Working with families, caretakers, and physicians, we aim to provide the best possible care for our older patients.  Contact us today to learn more about house call dentistry or to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Kauffman Making Housecalls