TAKING ACTION

Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center

 

The Opportunity

Addressing the critical need for improved oral healthcare for seniors, philanthropists Gary and Mary West created the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, a nonprofit, integrated community dental center dedicated to serving low-income seniors in downtown San Diego.

The Senior Dental Center links high-quality and affordable oral healthcare with a suite of nutrition, case management and wellness services offered through Serving Seniors’ Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, creating a one-of-a-kind, integrated community-based system of care for older adults.

Changing Lives, Jim's Story


Jim has a story that many seniors share, a lack of access to affordable dental services that resulted in a nearly total loss of his teeth. Watch Jim’s transformative experience at our Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center.

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Serving Seniors

Helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.

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Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center

The Senior Dental Center links affordable oral healthcare with health and social services at Serving Seniors’ Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, creating a one-stop community care center for older adults.

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Senior Dental Center News


Jenn Morris of The American Dream Show talks to West Health's Shelley Lyford about Gary and Mary West and their efforts to help seniors age successfully
By the time Mr. Maddalena, 79, made an appointment at the new nonprofit Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center in January, he had advanced periodontal disease, a couple of large cavities and three teeth that needed extraction.
Read a story from KPBS TV and radio on the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, which has treated more than 350 people since it opened in June 2016
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