added on: December 4, 2015

People often tell me “I am retiring next year so take a look at my teeth and let me know if we should do anything before I lose my dental insurance”. Let me share some thoughts on dental health and retirement. Our practice focuses on helping people create health as… Read More…


added on: August 15, 2014

When my patients near retirement age or are already in retirement and have unaddressed dental issues, they sometimes tell me, ”Why should I do anything about this at my age?” I often respond by asking them two questions: How long do you plan to live? How do you plan to… Read More…


added on: August 15, 2013

Many misconceptions and false stereotypes, both positive and negative, about older people may be held by health providers of any age, and these may inadvertently and incorrectly influence assessment, diagnosis, and management approaches. I will discuss certain incorrect beliefs or “myths” about America’s elderly that need to be set right… Read More…


added on: August 15, 2013

At the beginning of the twentieth century, about three million Americans (approximately 3% of the population) were 65 years of age or older. Fewer than 200,000 were 85 or older. Today (2010) there are over 40.2 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S., of whom over five… Read More…