We live in a fast paced world that requires technology that is able to keep up with that pace. Mobile technology makes things easier for everyone that has access to a smartphone; we’re able to not only call/text our friends and loved ones, but through specialized apps, we’re able to book appointments, remotely schedule our favourite television programs and do a plethora of shopping.
A different type of mobile technology is also beneficial to those who may not be as mobile as they used to be. “Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine students and faculty are bringing dental treatment to Cleveland-area seniors with a dentist’s office on wheels. The “Lifelong Smiles” van, a 38-foot van renovated to provide full-service oral care, was donated to the university by the Ohio Department of Health after it reviewed proposals from across the state, according to a news release. ‘Often, underserved elderly populations cannot go out and get care on their own. So we’re building a model where we go to them,’ Suparna A. Mahalaha, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and co-director of its new Geriatric Dental Program, said in a statement.”
Being able to provide access to those who may be at a particular disadvantage is always great. Good dental health is something that everyone should be able to have, and initiatives like this help to make it possible