DR. LEONARD S. GORDON

Gordon Center for General and Advanced Dentistry / Gaithersburg, MD

Poor oral health has been implicated in heart disease, stomach problems, and memory loss. As we age, good oral health becomes increasingly more important for good physical and mental health. Essential Oral Healthcare provides a novel solution in maintaining health for the elders.

MARSHA HALL-SHAFER

Hospice Support Coordinator / Hospice of Arizona

I certainly have conviction for what your program is going to do. To reduce and protect the aging and vulnerable from suffering from oral infections that could jeoporadize or shorten life expectancy. Your preventive oral care program will provide the opportunity to give quality care to one’s life.

DR. RICHARD B. BIRRER

MD, MPH, Fellow of the American Geriatric Society / New York

There is a growing body of scientific evidence linking oral health to illness. Specifically, increased amounts of tooth decay, gingivitis, and plaque formation are correlated to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and lung infection. Because these problems accelerate as we age it is essential for the elderly and the professionals who care for them, particularly in the long term care setting, to aggressively address these problems through preventive care before complications arise.

GORDON D. MEYER

CEO, The Cliffs at Eagle Rock Assisted Living West Orange / New Jersey

We are committed to the care of the whole person. Good oral health is an integral part of total health care for Seniors. It promotes the enjoyment of dining which is so vitally important to our residents.