September 16, 2016
by Oral Health
Following three years of planning and deliberation, the Toronto Chapter of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity has unveiled a project to build a geriatric dental clinic at the Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto.
Seniors are the fastest growing patient population and highly vulnerable to oral disease. Many are physically and medically unable to access care.
The Alpha Omega Dental Centre for Geriatric Care at Baycrest will fill a void in comprehensive services tailored for this demographic. It will be a state of the art centre for evidence based geriatric dentistry and a leading training centre.
The clinic will include 4 large private operatories, 2 wheel chair lifts, lab and sterilization facilities, comprehensive imaging suite and patient friendly consultation space for family members. The planning process to date has been assisted with generous support from Henry Schein.
The clinic will draw patients from within Baycrest and accept referrals from long-term care homes, assisted living residences, hospitals and dentists unable to adequately care for this population.
On September 12, 2016 , Toronto Chapter Dr. Steven Millman presented Baycrest Health Sciences with a cheque for $500,000 and that evening raised an additional $100,000 from its membership. A campaign is underway and further contributions are welcomed. For further information please call Leadership Gifts Director, Ian Leventhal 416-785-2500 or visit www.baycrest.org
Construction has begun and it is anticipated the clinic will be opened in January 2017.