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Q: Home Dental Service ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Home Dental Service
Category: Health > Seniors
Asked by: purrsian-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 Aug 2005 16:16 PDT
Expires: 16 Sep 2005 16:16 PDT
Question ID: 556967
I have been searching and searching the Internet to no avail.  My mom
is 83 and physically disabled.  One of her molar teeth recently broke
and it has been causing her some distress.  Her caretaker told me that
there are "mobile dentists" who come to your home to provide dental
services.  When I spoke to my mom's dentist he said that he also was
aware of their services.  Well, slap my face, I NEVER have.  My
question is:  Do home-call dentists exist, and, if so, how do I locate
one in the San Francisco Bay Area?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Home Dental Service
From: pinkfreud-ga on 17 Aug 2005 16:56 PDT
Wow, this is a toughie. I've found mobile dental services for
children, for the homeless, for public aid recipients, and for
corporate customers, but nothing for the housebound.

This might help:

Mobile Dentist: Dr. Peter Kawamura, DDS, MS (650) 594-9640

If you are on Medi-Cal, you may be eligible for Denti-Cal to cover the
cost of your dental care. Call (800) 322-6384 for more information.

For referral to a dentist who makes home visits, call the San
Francisco Dental Society at (415) 421-1435."

Please let me know if any of this leads anywhere. I can't call these
numbers to check this out, so I'm posting the info as a free comment.
Subject: Re: Home Dental Service
From: purrsian-ga on 18 Aug 2005 08:33 PDT

Thank you.  You're the best.  Now I have SOMEWHERE to start.  Thanks,
again, so much.

Subject: Re: Home Dental Service
From: purrsian-ga on 19 Aug 2005 16:48 PDT
Just a follow up.  I contacted the San Francisco Dental Society - they
had a list of eight dentists who they said (SFDC) would provide home
service.  Not.  Only one said that she might, and she was very
I've left a message for Peter Kawamura, and hope that he will at least
contact me.  This is in no way reflective of your research, but just
how poor some of the information at large can be.  I'm going to plug
away at this as I just can't leave my mother to suffering.  In the
end, we'll most likely have to find a way to get her out of the house
to see a dentist.  But, I'll prevail.
Subject: Re: Home Dental Service
From: cynthia-ga on 20 Aug 2005 00:31 PDT
Possibly these folks may be able to direct you to someone in your
area.  They are in San Diego:

Dentist House Call Service
Contact Info:

Same here, this Mobile Dentist is in MY area, there is a mention that
he knows OTHER Mobile Dentists..

Mobile dentists fill unique niche but just scrape by

THIS Dentist has done at least ONE House Call.  Here on his "Patients
Say The Nicest Things" page a Patient thanks him for a House Call...

Bonus, he's in San Francisco:

Scroll down to the blue text (HOUSE CALL)

Another lead in central CA:

On-Site Dental  (primarily for corporations and syudents, but you never know!)
Their web site has a "LIVE HELP" button, click it to ask questions
with a live assistant.

Another lead:

Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Van

I hope one of these leads works out for you...  Let me know!


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