Community Dental Services facilitates comprehensive dental health care for access challenged patients. Participating residents will benefit from the convenience of dental and hygiene services that can be safely and comfortably delivered within their access challenged facility. Many preventive, basic and maintenance dental services can be performed on location for maximum convenience to the facility and resident. Complicated procedures may be referred off site. Community Dental Services will assist the resident through this process to assure compliance with their Dentist prescribed oral health plan.
Community Dental Services knows the value of working together as a team. The multidisciplinary team includes the patient, their family, facility care givers, administrators, social workers, physicians and specialists. Maximizing the benefits of this multidisciplinary approach CDS assures a complete oral health care plan to meet the resident’s specific needs.
Community Dental Services acknowledges a complete team is paramount for a successful program. Progress reports are generated for each resident and communicated with the team regularly. Twenty-four hour access available to all team members for urgent oral health needs. Community Dental Services actively participates in applicable patient care conferences and promotes their monthly educational programs for families and all care givers.
Homebound, Assisted and Independent Living Residents
Community Dental Services (CDS) offers dental and hygiene services to access challenged patients.
Access challenged patients may have limited mobility, are recovering from a serious illness or surgery, or are home bound due the natural maturing process of life.
CDS assists non-ambulatory residents to receive access to dental care. Our services help these patients to maintain their oral hygiene while allowing them to remain safely in the comfort of their own home.
We can schedule just one visit while patients are recuperating or arrange a long-term arrangement. Regardless of conditions, circumstances or age of the client, in most instances our dental care team will come to the patient.
The process can be initiated several ways:
- Social Services
- Home Healthcare Provider
- Family Member
- Access Challenged Patient
- Health Care Manager
- Assisted Living Facility
- Independent Living Facility
- Retirement Community
- Access Challenged Facility (Skilled Nursing Home)
A personalized and private dental care appointment can be scheduled and an individualized dental care plan will be developed to meet the patient’s specific and unique oral care needs.
Patients no longer need to worry about the challenges of coordinating transportation or missing hygiene appointments. Our team delivers quality care to patients in the convenience of their home. Contact us to discuss the particular needs of the access challenged patient.
We have a talented team of Dentists, Registered Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistants who specialize in the unique needs of the homebound patients. All of our team members are appropriately licensed, insured, background checked and have received special training to serve medically complex patients in a variety of settings. The CDS team is dedicated to providing comprehensive oral care with the highest standard of quality and commitment all patients deserve.
We offer many services at the location of the patient.
By the Dentist:
- Comprehensive Dental Examination
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Intra-Oral X-Rays
- Preventative Care Plans
- Limited Restorative (fillings)
- Prosthetic treatments (dentures, partials, adjustments & repairs)
- Implant Supported Prosthestics (Dentures supported by Dental Implants)
- Limited Extractions
By the Hygienist as directed by our Dentists:
- Routine prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) with Fluoride treatments
- Periodontal Maintenance
- Oral Hygiene Education
- Irrigation (assistance with self-medication)
- Denture Cleaning, Care Engraving & Maintenance
- Dental Implant Care & Maintenance
- Personalized Homecare Instruction & Training
- Nutritional Counseling
Family and Care Givers:
Proper oral care training of those responsible for the care of access challenged patients is a very important service we provide. Dental education via in-service training for care-givers within the private residence, Assisted/Independent Living Facilities and Access Challenged Facilities can significantly improve patient health and quality of life.
Our lectures include the following topics:
- Oral Hygiene 101 – proper use of toothbrushes, floss, hygiene products & prosthetic care
- Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body – factors that affect the body systemically, effects of medications on oral health
- Oral Health 101 – a general review of the importance of hygiene, oral diseases and systemic effects of oral health
Residential Dental Seminars:
We have created an informative series of oral health seminars which can be incorporated into the activities schedule of Assisted/Independent Living and Access Challenged Facilities. Our seminars educate the residents of issues and advancements in dentistry that can improve the health and life of the homebound resident.
Seminars include discussions about the following topics:
- Bleeding Gums
- Diabetes & Oral Health
- Cavities at MY AGE...WHY?
- Loose and Sore Dentures
- Dental Implants
- Heart Disease & Gum Disease: How they are related?
- Oral cancer...I never smoked!
- Tension Headaches & Relaxation Techniques
- Nutrition: More than just vitamins
- Medications and their connection to “Dry Mouth”
Trusted Healthcare Partners - Your dental health matters!
Medicare does not cover dental treatment in Florida. House-calls and specific surgical dental procedures may sometimes be covered by private insurance and can be filed as a courtesy. CDS offers a variety of payment options and a financial counselor is available Monday - Friday 8:00-6:00.
Please Note: Dental services & hygiene procedures require a prescription from the Dentist.