Alpha Omega: Mobilizing to help older adults
Older adults 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 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, affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Patients will include seniors who are:
- Cognitively impaired
- Medically complex
- Physically disabled and/or frail
Creating a beautiful space that shows we care
The Alpha Omega Dental Centre will be a welcoming environment - modern and bright with light interior colour tones, ergonomic furniture, striking fixtures and paintings from the Baycrest art collection. It will be fully accessible with an open-concept front desk. The centre will include:
- 4 large private operatories
- 2 wheelchair lifts
- Lab and sterilization facilities
- Comprehensive imaging suite
- Patient friendly consultation space for family members
Making a difference in our community
Additional space and equipment will allow the new Alpha Omega Dental Centre to treat close to 1,500 patients per year, doubling the new patient intake of the current Reuben Brown Dental Centre at Baycrest.
The centre will draw clients from within Baycrest and accept referrals from long-term care homes, assisted living residences, hospitals and dentists unable to adequately care for this population. It will improve the capacity of all dentists to care for the geriatric population by:
- Providing consultative support to dentists in the community
- Conducting research and publishing findings
- Accepting patients who cannot be accommodated in general practice
Dentists who wish to volunteer or learn more about geriatric dentistry are welcome.
Please give to the Alpha Omega Dental Centre for Geriatric Care at Baycrest
Support our efforts to provide for our older adult community with North America's premier geriatric dental centre.