dental care

DENTAL GROUP HELPS LOCAL SENIORS WITH HOME CARE ORAL HYGIENE KITS

East County News Service

May 8, 2020 (San Diego) - With seniors ’sheltering in place” and potentially doing so for many more months to come, the Gary & Mary West Senior Dental Center is making sure vulnerable San Diego seniors have the items they need to keep up their health and oral hygiene during this time.  The organization is in the process of preparing 5,000 Home Care Oral Hygiene Kits for vulnerable seniors in San Diego County.


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HOW BAD TEETH AND LACK OF DENTAL CARE CAN LEAD TO POVERTY, DISCRIMINATION

By Manuela Tobias | CALmatters

CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.

Photo:  Fresno resident Gina Diaz-Nino is reluctant to go out in public because of her teeth. She has struggled to find quality dental care covered by MediCal. Photo by John Walker/The Fresno Bee

​October 18, 2019 (San Diego) - Gina Diaz-Nino considers herself an extrovert. But since her mouth began deteriorating after years of methamphetamine use and two fights, she receded into the shadows. 


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