Where do I take my parents?
More and more, oral health care is playing a greater role in maintaining our aging population. It has become vital to older patients as it relates to their overall global health. While effective preventive measures exist for younger populations (water fluoridation, dental sealants and parents), no preventive measures have been devised to address the expected increase in oral health needs of the aging population. Given the issue, yours or your parent’s oral care may need a prosthodontist and her team.
Oral health conditions affected 3.9 billion people last year, and untreated caries in permanent teeth was the most prevalent condition evaluated for the entire Global Burden of Disease Study (global prevalence of 35% for all ages combined). Oral conditions combined accounted for 15 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) globally, implying an average health loss of 224 years per 100,000 population.
DALYs due to oral conditions increased 20.8% between 1990 and 2010, mainly due to population growth and aging. In 2015, the US population increased to 320 million (3.08 million in 2010) and 14.7% of the population will be aged 65 years or older.
Our Right Smile team has taken a leadership role in the delivery of health care services to the seniors who deserve to be treated with the best oral health care we have to offer. Dental Insider ranks our practice as the only “10” out of 10 in the Sandy Springs area.
In our offices, Dr. Scheinfeld is the prosthodontist specializing in geriatric care. With Dr. Orland’s and Scheinfeld’s nursing home experience, the Right Smile Team (including in-house periodontal treatment and implant placement) is designed to treat our aging population. Call for an evaluation of your oral health care needs.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
 Wagner Marcenes, Queen Mary University, London, IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research