Christine Miller gives seniors something to smile about

The director of community programs at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry discusses the upcoming Senior Smiles Health and Wellness Fair in San Francisco.  

What kinds of services will the wellness fair provide? Pacific is co-sponsoring this event with CPMC’s Community Health Resource Center, on May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Free screenings will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis for dental and denture screenings, blood glucose testing, bone density screenings and more.

Why are you offering this? Our goals are to support seniors in the prevention of diseases and the early identification of a change in their health status.

Who benefits? Attendees ages 55 and older will benefit.

Why is this an important event for seniors? As with all members of the community, seniors benefit by disease prevention and the early identification of any changes in their health.

What advice do you have for seniors regarding oral health? Recent advances in the prevention of dental disease may help seniors avoid problems. Changes in medications and health status may move the senior into high risk for decay and disease. 

— Erin Sherbert

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