Give Seniors a Smile

The Virginia Dental Association (VDA) has announced the first ever Give Seniors a Smile project to be held in cooperation with Envoy of Westover Hills, a skilled nursing facility located in Richmond. The one-day dental clinic will be held on June 20th and is made possible by a small army of volunteer dentists and oral health professionals along with coordination and support from both the facility and the VDA.

The facility’s 174 residents will be screened, and for those with immediate needs, provided with dental care and services including cleanings, very simple extractions, and denture adjustments as appropriate. The volunteers will also create a database of needs for the facility population so all residents can receive appropriate care in the near future.

We will follow-up in a future CareConnection with stories from this exciting event.