At Yad Sarah’s Geriatric Dental Clinic, elderly
individuals receive excellent dental care offered by a staff of volunteer
dental professionals- dentists, gum specialists, hygienists, etc. The clinic
offers a full range of dental procedures, including preventive care. Available
treatments include plaque scaling, fillings, root therapy, regular and surgical
extractions, minor surgery, immediate and cast posts, ceramic crowns, as well
as partial and full dentures.
In addition, the Mobile Dental Clinic serves individuals
over the age of 18 who are unable to visit a dental clinic. Like the Geriatric
Dental Clinic, the Mobile Dental Clinic is under the auspices of the Hebrew
University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. A volunteer dentist and an assistant staff
the Mobile Clinic, which performs the same treatments in a patient’s home that
are available at the Jerusalem clinic. Both clinics can perform first aid
procedures such as draining abscesses, cleaning out and filling cavities, temporary
reconstruction, replacing old crowns and bridgework, repairing and improving
dentures by removing pressure points, repairing denture breaks, etc.
Since 90 percent of dental
treatment does not necessitate the full service of the Mobile Dental Clinic,
Yad Sarah has introduced Portable Dental Kits at select Yad Sarah branches
throughout the country, treating even more patients with ease and cost efficiency.
Local volunteer dentists simply pick up the Dental Kits from the local Yad
Sarah branch and then administer treatment in patients’ homes. Comprehensive
examinations, plaque scaling, extractions, and all denture treatments can be
administered with the portable Dental Kits. If necessary, a Mobile Dental
Clinic is dispatched to perform x-rays or more sophisticated treatment.