Wisdom Tooth Mobile Dentistry’s mission is to provide access to patient-centered and convenient on-site routine oral care for residents in long term care, assisted living and congregate residential communities. We support, enhance and advocate for oral care to improve the quality of life of older adults across Rhode Island. Our vision is to ensure access to proper oral care for older adults and adults with complex health needs.
Without proper oral health care:
- Untreated mouth pain – often the first sign of infection – can lead to other medical conditions; systemic diseases like diabetes and heart disease may worsen
- Ill-fitting dentures can lead to decreased consumption of fiber-rich foods and, ultimately, weight loss
- Common medications like antihypertensives and antipsychotics may diminish salivary flow, increasing the risk of tooth decay and eventual tooth loss
Our dental teams travel to sites each day to provide education, preventative and restorative dental care. The team will set up onsite with the mobile equipment and provide scheduled services to residents enrolled in the program.