Dental Service

Our dental service provides much needed care to the residents of Long Term Care & Assisted Living facilities.

The goal of the program is to provide access to comprehensive dental services, which include an annual oral health assessment, followed by treatment as needed by dentists, dental hygienists, and dental specialists.

Mobile dental equipment is used to provide exams and basic dental care at bedside. More complex treatment is provided at clinics within the long-term care facilities, and the UBC Oral Health Centre.

The dental clinics within the various hospitals have significantly improved the accessibility of dental services for residents, the productivity and efficiency of the dental team. The presence of a dental clinic heightens the hospital staff’s awareness of the importance of oral health, specifically the provision of daily oral hygiene.

If you are interested in joining the service please contact us.

The UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program currently:

  • Services 27 long-term care facilities
  • Provides oral hygiene education program to nurses and care staff
  • Facilitates geriatric rotations to undergraduate, hygiene, graduate students and general practice residents
  • Provides geriatric experience on rotation for all GPR (hospital dentist) program residents
  • Provides research opportunities for researchers from UBC and elsewhere
  • Provides geriatric dentistry experience for graduate students
  • Provides volunteer experience for three UBC undergraduate students
  • Provides “training” opportunities for general dentists interested in geriatric dentistry
  • Provides general dentists an opportunity to refer patients from their practice, who may be medically comprised and require specialized care
  • Provides access to IV sedation for compromised patients requiring dental treatment
  • Provides continuing education for dentists and dental professionals