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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What services do you offer & how?
    We offer every service you find at a traditional dentist's office, including but not limited to, digital x-rays, biopsies, fillings, porcelain corwns, extractions, dentures, cleanings, & periodontal treatment. All of our equipment is mobile, so we bring everything we need into each facilty, typically setting up in an empty resitent room or a therapy room making it as convenient as possibe for the patient.
  • How long have you been in practice?
    Geriatric dental care is not something many practices offer, especially if they need to meet their patients where they are. Our lead doctor, Dr. Mike Rosellini, has been practicing for nearly 40 years, & he expanded his traditional dental services to include mobile care for geriatric patients about 20 years ago. Over the last decade, his two daughters have joined as dentists, allowing us to care for more patients.
  • Can / should seniors with dementia or alzheimer's receive dental care?
    Of course! In fact, it is even more imperative that people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease receive regular oral health check-ups & ongoing care because oftentimes, they experience a decrease in their ability to maintain their oral hygiene as their chronic neurological disorder progresses. Patients with a severe decline in their cognitive abilities benefit from this care because it prevents, decreases, or eliminates pain & infection, thus ensuring the highest quality-of-life. At Onsite Dentists, our entire clinical team has undergone advanced training to understand how to better work with these patients.
  • Is it necessary for someone with no teeth to see a dentist?
    Yes, even denture-wearers still need to see a dentist regularly. Even edentulous patients (ie. patients who have no teeth) can develop oral cancer, so it is important they undergo a cancer screening at least one time per year. We offer compli­mentary oral cancer screenings to all residents/ patients. Additionally, during these annual screening appointments, we examine the intra- & extra-oral soft tissue, the jaw bones, & the TMJ. We also evaluate the condition of the denture(s), & from there, we may recommend adjustments, cleaning, or replacement, & we always use this appointment as an opportunity to educate the nurses, CNAs, & other care team members who play a pivotal role in the ongoing comfort of your loved ones on how to properly maintain denture(s).
  • How does the patient (or family) pay for the recommended dental treatment?
    We understand that finances can be a burden to those on a fixed income, or for those patients who's family members supplement their funds to support their ongoing care. Fortunately, many seniors qualify for a variety of state-funded programs that pay for all dental related fees, thus making their care available with no out-of-pocket expenses to the family or patient. For those who do not qualify for these programs, we collaborate with families to create custom financial plans, focused on getting the care these patients want & need in the most cost effective way possible
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