Senior Dentistry, also referred to as Geriatric Dentistry, is simply dentistry that specifically addresses the special needs of elderly dental patients. Of course, the age may vary greatly depending on the health of the patient. However, Dr. Bodie and his staff have extensive training and experience in treating these patients and can address the many special needs of this age group. In addition, our office is specially designed to accommodate walkers and wheelchairs.
Many Senior patients have special needs due to physical limitations, medications, disabilities, and many other medical concerns. Dr. Bodie will consider these issues during treatment planning to make sure senior patients not only get the most appropriate treatments, but also treatments that consider the special health concerns and medications being taken. It is common for Dr. Bodie to conduct consultations with treating medical doctors during treatment planning to make sure there are no contraindications to treatment and to review the patient’s medical history to confirm the patient’s ability to undergo treatment. This is done without fees as a courtesy to our senior patients.
If you have concerns about having treatment because of your age, or if you have elderly loved ones you are concerned about, Dr. Bodie is always available to speak to regarding these concerns