The Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic (GSDC) delivers integrated oral care for patients with complex medical needs, geriatric conditions, and intellectual and physical disabilities. The clinic houses a multidisciplinary team of dental specialists and allied health professionals under one roof so that patients need not make multiple visits to see different specialists.
The clinic sees:
All patients are first seen at the General Dentistry Department before they are referred to GSDC. The clinic is conveniently located on Level 1 of NDCS, within walking distance to the bus stop and the Outram Park MRT Station (North East Line) with wheel chair access.
Every room in GSDC has an intra-oral X-ray machine so that patients need not be transferred to another room or level to get their X-rays done, and treatment time is shortened. The clinic has a wheelchair-friendly dental chair that allows the patient to remain in their wheelchair during dental treatment, eliminating the need to be transferred to the dental chair. General dental radiography and surgical procedures under local anaesthesia can also be done within the clinic.
The First Visit to GSDC
A family member or caregiver should accompany the patient on the first visit, and whenever possible, for subsequent visits.
Things to bring on the first visit:
What to Expect at the First Visit
A first visit usually involves an examination and diagnosis of the patient's oral cavity. Depending on the condition, X-rays are usually taken to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. Dental treatment is only provided on subsequent visits, unless the patient requires urgent dental care.
If time permits, proper oral hygiene instructions will be shared with patients and their caregivers during the first visit.
Click here for more information on dental care in special needs patients and the elderly.
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