By Dr. Cesar Sabates
“The mouth is the window into the health of the body” is a well-known phrase in the health care community.
As a dentist who has practiced for 30 years, I know that this statement is true.
I’ve treated patients who could not undergo transplants until the infections in their mouths were treated, and I’ve treated patients who couldn’t eat or sleep properly because of the pain of gum infection and decayed teeth, which can be associated with medical conditions such as diabetes.
Click here to read the full article in the Miami Herald published on Dec. 26, 2019.
Dr. Cesar Sabates is president of Florida Donated Dental Services, a past president of the Florida Dental Association, a Trustee of the American Dental Association and a practicing dentist in Coral Gables.
Florida Donated Dental Services program, which gives dental care to patients unable to pay, is seeking full funding from the state. Getty Images
Thank you to all who have already registered to volunteer at this year’s Florida Mission of Mercy! There is still time to sign up — join us on March 22-23 at Edgewater High School in Orlando and help bring relief from dental pain to thousands of patients. To learn more, watch the video below and visit flamom.org to sign up today!
The Florida Mission of Mercy is a two-day dental event that will bring relief from dental pain and infection at no cost to Floridians in need of care. This year, we aim to treat 2,000 patients. Watch our video to learn more.
After years of effort from the American Dental Association (ADA), the Action for Dental Health Act has been signed into law. We believe this legislation will improve access to oral health care for underserved Americans.
Click here to read the article from the ADA.