302 N. Santa Fe Ave. Pueblo, CO 81003-4102

Grand Avenue Dental

About

Community Dental Health believes no person, including the elderly, should live their life in pain…

...that is controllable. Every day we see seniors and adults with advanced disease because they cannot afford or can't get to a dentist. Our program is a simple intervention by bringing professional dental care directly to this population, where they live or where they congregate. Oral health is essential to overall health, and interdisciplinary care is essential. Our Founder, Michelle Vacha, believes that "if older adults still have their teeth at this stage of their life, it shows they have invested and maintained a high importance in their oral health." So why should their standards of care change now? Did they lose their insurance, income or physical health? If so, they are faced with disease and neglect now.

Financial support ranges from LOW COSTS/financial support available to 50% off traditional dental office fees




The Important Work We Do

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1. FOR THE FRAIL/ELDERLY

  • Accessible Care: We've built our Senior Mobile Dental program to provide regular, preventive care directly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

  • Timely Care: Many seniors receiving transportation to the dental office are left in the waiting room for hours before and after their appointments. We make every effort possible to be courteous of your time and to keep your appointment running on time.

  • Transfer: We understand it's difficult and uncomfortable to transfer into a dental chair, so we ensure that the transportation/care facility provides a CNA to be on hand to assist with a wheelchair transfer. COMING IN FEBRUARY 2020 - a Versatilt was granted to us from The Independent Center to utilize in our Colorado Springs office for individuals who have difficulty or cannot transfer from their wheelchair into the dental chair.

  • Dementia or Alzheimer Disease: Dental offices have difficult times handling a person who is not as cooperative as the general public. It is much easier for us to come to you in surroundings that you are familiar with and your professional medical staff available to help and comfort you when needed.

“We make effort possible to be courteous of your time and to keep your appointment running on time.”

2. PROBLEMS THAT LOW INCOME, UNINSURED AND MEDICAID RECIPIENTS HAVE

The greatest complaint most consumers have is going to a dental office for help, and walking away with a quote for thousands of dollars worth of needed care. Disheartened and overwhelmed with the cost, many bury their heads and sink further into disease and neglect. We proudly provide much needed individualized care, focused on what is truly needed.

Challenges that our clients experience include:

  • Deciding between paying for medication, pay the electric bill, or to get their teeth looked at.

  • Removing themselves socially due to embarrassment or painful teeth.

  • Inability to gain sufficient nutritional intake because they have no teeth to chew with or they couldn’t chew because of their broken or loose teeth.

  • Difficulty finding a job because of their broken, decayed teeth and the odors involved.

“We proudly provide much needed individualized care and focus on what’s truly needed.”

3. EPIDEMIC CAUSING MEDICATIONS

We are working with the top materials to help manage the rampant decay that is happening. The Surgeon General reported poor oral health for under-served, vulnerable populations is an epidemic in 2007, and still is to this day. Our goal is to manage and ensure no one is in pain or infection. Did you know:

  • There are over 500 prescribed medications that affect people’s mouths.

  • Often these medications create xerostomia “dry mouth.”

  • These medications and the changes in their mouths is the main contributing factor of the increased decay rate, broken teeth and oral disease many adults face.

“The Surgeon General reported poor oral health for under-served, vulnerable populations is an epidemic in 2007, and still is to this day.”

4. HEALTHCARE REFORM

Our country is faced with an epidemic that many people do not realize…high priced dental care. Across the country the news reports about our health care system, but it is a system that separates the head from the rest of the body.

  • Mental and Dental health have long endured the lack of support and coverage.

  • Recent epidemic of suicides, violence and mental health has received increased attention and support while dental health is still waiting for the attention that is crucial for our communities.

Once the policy makers and public realize how much money is lost in healthcare with uncontrolled oral disease affecting people’s overall health, we will see changes. We see a significant amount of money lost in emergency room visits alone. We are continually working for support and attention to the importance oral health plays in our daily lives.

“We are continually working for support and attention to the importance oral health plays in our daily lives.”


(719) 310-3315 ~ 1436 N. HANCOCK AVENUE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80903
(719) 542-5300 ~ 2320 N. GRAND AVENUE, PUEBLO, CO 81003




Our Mission

Community Dental Health is a 501c3 charity, and our mission is to provide a dental home for ALL low-income, uninsured and underinsured persons needing assistance at little or no cost. We believe oral health care is important to overall health care for a sound body, mind, and spirit.

Community Impact

Last year we provided over $3 million worth of dental care!

Health care impact-many people with no resources for dental care fall into advanced disease and neglect which affects their physical health.

     Decreased Emergency Room Visits

     Chronic Disease Management

     Nutrition

Sociological Impact-poor oral health affects people’s ability to live comfortably and participate in society.

     Work Force

     Isolation

Veterans-many Veterans and their spouses are ineligible to receive dental care through the VA. We have pursued funding specific to our Veterans to provide the oral health they deserve. 

Programs

We focus on increasing affordable dental care to ALL communities. Two office locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, and “in-house” dental hygiene services within Namaste Alzheimer Center. 


Services

Community Dental Health believes in traditional patient based (not production based) dental care.  Top quality dental care is given to each patient with respect and dignity.  We offer x-rays, comprehensive oral exams, cleanings, periodontal therapy, fillings, extractions, dentures and partial dentures.

Contact Us

 

 

We are here for you!

Call us today:
COS 719-310-3315
Pueblo 719-542-5300 

GET YOUR SMILE AND HEALTH BACK WITH QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE SERVICE YOU DESERVE!



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