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Dr. Alisa Kauffman on Becoming a House Call Dentist

By January 15, 2020September 15th, 2020No Comments
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Have you ever wondered how Dr. Alisa Kauffman began making house calls to the geriatric community in Manhattan?

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Alisa developed a passion for serving the geriatric population when her best friend’s father had a stroke and couldn’t speak or take care of his teeth – so she stepped in.

Dr. Kauffman hasn’t stopped helping the elderly since her best friend’s dad was in need of dental care. She never thought she could enjoy her work as much as she does. She’s created memories, developed friendships, and has continued to bring awareness to this under-served population.

Recently, Dr. Alisa Kauffman created a comprehensive guide for dentists who are interested in joining her with the purpose to serve the geriatric community with house call dentistry.

In this guide, Dr. Kauffman highlights the history of her journey, and the important lessons she’s learned along the way.

Her desire is to see other dentists pursue this ever-growing and under-served population by providing guidance and specifics in regards to not only performing house calls and bringing the equipment you need, but also how you address and take special care of the homebound who may have Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

What’s Included in the Guide?

  • A list of detailed supplies you’ll need to start your practice.
  • Learn how to advertise and obtain referrals.
  • Review best practices and how to deal with medical records, billing, health issues, and more.
  • Access to intake forms, release forms, on-boarding new patients, and billing procedures.
  • Consultation and oversight of your new venture.


More About Dr. Alisa Kauffman

Dr. Alisa Kauffman has been a trailblazer, practicing geriatric dentistry for nearly 35 years. Voted as a top female dentist in the United States, she is widely known for her lectures and her mentoring program while working at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) for 10 years.

In New York City, Dr. Kauffman makes house calls to the homebound, elderly and frail. She has advanced training in geriatrics, hospice care and all forms of dementia and Parkinson’s Diseases. Her goal is to triage a situation to insure that they are not experiencing any pain stemming from their teeth or ill fitting dentures and to insure that a patient is receiving proper nutrition for their overall health.

Dr. Kauffman has developed methods to treat patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, and she has revolutionized the field of home health care dentistry with her geriatric dental consulting practice. At this point in her career, she feels it is time to share her expertise with those who want to provide quality oral care to the geriatric population. She is expanding her Geriatric House Call Dentistry business into a network of dentists devoted to addressing the needs of geriatric homebound patients and those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Eventually, she plans to make this program worldwide.

Recent graduates who want to start their own business, dentists looking for an additional income stream, and dentists who are near retirement, but still want to work a few days per week should consider this area of practice. Dr. Kauffman can guide you, teach you and be there for you when you need her advice.

Dr. Kauffman has been featured in articles from The Washington Post, New York Times, Penn Gazette, and more.

If you would like to request more information regarding this comprehensive guide, you can fill out the form below and contact Dr. Alisa Kauffman.

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