According to Alzheimers.org, there are approximately 5.5 million adults suffering from Alzheimer’s and senior citizens with dementia are at a higher risk of dental disease and suffering severe health problems as a result.
Adults know that dental care is important, but what they may not know is how much more important it becomes as they age. Older adults who have multiple health issues and are homebound or have dementia struggle to get regular access to dental care. While there are house call dentists available, not all of them are trained or experienced in working with dementia patients.
Dr. Alisa Kauffman has specialized in geriatric dentistry since 1995 and has experience with older adults who have dementia, Alzheimer’s and limited mobility. Working with special care dentistry Manhattan seniors love is worth your while because:
Seniors who have consistent access to dental care can enjoy better nutrition because they are less likely to lose their teeth or have ill-fitting dentures. Improving the quality of life for the elderly begins with proper oral hygiene and regular checkups.
Take a look at Dr. Kauffman’s approach with geriatric patients who need special care:
Geriatric Housecall Dentistry is dedicated to providing gentle dental care to New York’s most vulnerable population. Dr. Alisa Kauffman, a top 25 dentist, provides a full range of dental services from checkups to emergency dental care. If you are interested in learning more about special care dentistry Manhattan loves, or are ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 917-826-6278.
"Dr. Kauffman has been my mother’s geriatric dentist for six years. She is committed to her patients and has..."
"We were lucky to find Alisa but it was difficult. My wife Susan, Sweet Susan, has Alzheimer’s Dementia. Finally,..."
"Dear Dr. Kauffman, Alan is doing well. I think he must have been in pain with the loose tooth..."
"I have general anxiety disorder and am very scared of the dentist .. I don’t travel from home and..."
"Dr. Kauffman is responsive, compassionate and provides efficient care. Her follow up care and concern for her patient was..."
"Dear Dr. Kauffman, My entire family thanks you for the wonderful treatment you provided for my husband with Alzheimer’s..."
"Thank you a million Dr. Kauffman. This is my best Christmas in many years. You are my angel. -Carl..."
"I cannot believe how beautiful my grandmother’s dentures look and fit. We only wish we found you sooner s..."
"Thank you so much for having the compassion and energy to do this type of work. I’m watching one..."
"Hi Dr. Alisa I thought you would want to know that my mother passed away on Saturday afternoon. Thank..."