The Tooth and Nothing but the Truth

A Geriatric Dental Hygienist and Geriatric Dentist’s Guide to Oral Care for the Aging Population

by Sonya Dunbar RDH MHA & Alisa Kauffman DMD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/17/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781665524728
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781665524735

About the Book

In a world full of changes and fear, Sonya Dunbar aims to bring hope and enlightenment to dental professionals and caregivers through humorous stories and relevant information. Dental professionals and caregivers are the heart of the Geriatric Dentistry industry; thus, they need to be properly educated about the most important topics within the field. That is why the Geriatric Toothfairy partnered with The Geriatric House Call Dentist, Dr. Alisa Kauffman, to write this cutting edge book. It contains everything, from geriatric terminology, long-term care, and house call etiquette, to the many facets of geriatric dentistry. You will learn the details that make up innovative healthcare models while gaining confidence in your craft by grasping essential information presented simply.

About the Author

Sonya Dunbar, RDH, MHA, is known as the geriatric tooth fairy. She is a registered dental hygienist and TEDx and national public speaker guided by over twenty-eight years of dental experience in private practice, skilled nursing facilities, and academia. She and her husband, Gerald Dunbar, are the owners of Mobile Dental Xpress, providing comprehensive dental care to long-term care facilities. In addition, she is a serial entrepreneur and a geriatric oral health educator and trainer. A U.S. Navy veteran, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in gerontology.

Alisa G. Kauffman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University in 1981 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She maintained a private practice in New York City until 1995, when she limited her practice to Geriatric House Call Dentistry. She was also chief dental officer at UPenn Dental Family Practices and has held other dental director positions at skilled nursing facilities. An entrepreneur, she is also the author of How to Become a House Call Dentist.