In a world of limited incomes, expensive healthcare, and less access for seniors, the UAB School of Dentistry is the choice for many seniors looking for affordable dental care. Considering that a person’s ability to eat is critical to their wellness, dental care should be included in Medicare, but that is not the case.
While some may not want to go through the process required by a dental school, there is something to be said for the camaraderie that happens because everyone has to arrive at the same time in the morning to see one of the many dental students who aspire to soon be called by the title, Doctor. I didn’t realize until this year that much of the training dental students receive is via the elderly, the indigent, and others who need affordable dental care. Because of this I am more appreciative of a dentist whose skills have been honed providing services to those who could least afford it. Good job, dental students and professors!