Scottsdale dentist, Envoy America partner to boost service to seniors

Envoy America offers rides to seniors. (file photo)

Scottsdale-based Jawman Dental has announced that it has partnered with Envoy America, a comprehensive senior ride program that offers door-to-door serve for its riders, to offer complementary rides to patients who otherwise would struggle to make their appointments.

Age brings about a host of dental problems that are often not given as much attention as is the case earlier in life, according to a press release.

Some of these conditions may be associated with age-related changes in the mouth, gums and teeth including lifelong wear and tear, while other dental problems in the elderly may be seen with various diseases.

None of the dental problems seen in the senior years are unique to the elderly but greater care is required to avoid these conditions or at least limit the severity, the release stated.

However, even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there.

The Jawman Dental “Silver Seniors Program” is an industry leading program that provides affordable care to the senior population through complementary transportation through Envoy America, discounts on all dental care and follow-up care home-visits by dentists, the release stated.

“We’ve used numerous third party services like taxis and ridesharing services, and immediately upon trying Envoy America we received very positive feedback from both the seniors their family members and the dental staff,” said Dr. Michael Steinberg, in the release.

“Seniors love that Envoy America gives them door-to-door service and that the same driver awaits to take them home as soon as they’re done. The staff also love that a patient no longer has to wait sometimes hours for a ride home and that the Envoy driver is there to assist them every step of the way.”

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