There have been various news stories floating around the internet as of late about the prominence of the “oldest human alive today”. The stories tell of how many years passed 100 the person is, where they live, and what advice they might have about how to achieve longevity. One attributed her many years on this earth to eating raw eggs or abstaining from marriage, another to eating everything except pork, chicken, and rum.
It can be amusing to imagine all of the reasons a person might live a long life, but there’s also another interesting part of the story here. Behind the scenes, there are the people who take care of these 100+ year-olds and have done so for many years previous. This includes a specific Housecall dentist in New York City.
The job of the Housecall dentist in New York City isn’t what you would call “glamorous”, but it is definitely rewarding. In a Penn Gazette feature about her unique calling, Dr. Alisa Kauffman gives the author a unique glimpse of the day to day details of being a dentist that makes home visits; the struggles, the joys, and the cherished moments that give her energy to keep doing the work she does.
It takes a strong person, of heart and body, to be a Housecall dentist in New York City. And this is what Dr. Kauffman demonstrates over and over as you learn more about how she treats her homebound patients. Her patience and high-spirited personality help her serve patients with dementia or other health issues that would normally characterize them as “hard cases”.
You also find out about what led Dr. Kauffman to be a dentist who exclusively offers in home dental services. Ultimately it was her dedication to family and friends that gave her the idea to start a practice focused on giving the elderly quality dental care in a setting where they can be most at ease and in a way that doesn’t require Dr. Kauffman to rush through her appointments. Being a Housecall dentist in New York City allows Dr. Kauffman to decide how much time each individual patient needs. It fosters better dentist-patient relationships as well.
If you or a loved one are in need of dental care but cannot get out of the house to go see a dentist, please give Dr. Kauffman a call at (917) 826-6278 or visit her website for more information. She would be more than happy to give you the level of care that your age deserves!
"Hi Dr. Alisa I thought you would want to know that my mother passed away on Saturday afternoon. Thank..."
"Thanks so much for treating my mother. When I woke up in the middle of the night and saw..."
"Thanks so much Dr.Kauffman for the care you provided for my 95 year old mom. In a time whe medical..."
"Alisa I read with great appreciation the article about your mobile dentistry in a magazine Igor shared with me...."
"These testimonials were taken from comments on The Washington Post. “Dr. Kauffman is a real angel. What a..."
"My Dad is 100 years old. He developed dementia a few years ago. Recently his dentures broke in half,..."
"Thanks for publishing the fascinating piece on Dr. Alisa Kauffman . It’s alway refreshing to find..."
"Alisa Kauffman travels the urban frontier alone. She brings attention to a need for the coordination of comprehensive dental/medical..."
"I enjoyed reading ‘House Dentist’. I appreciate that you highlighted the good work that Penn Alum’s do..."
"Congratulations on the fabulous article regarding the life-giving work and comic adventures of Dr. Alisa Kauffman. Such a tremendous..."