Dr. Ethan Schuman of Schuman Center Dental Aesthetics discusses dental care for the elderly his unique program that brings necessary dental treatment to seniors in nursing homes and assisted-living environments.
St. Louis, MO – When Dr. Ethan Schuman graduated from dental school at Washington University in the 1980s, he noticed a problem: “I recognized there was a tremendous need for dental care for the elderly individuals – particularly those living in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes.” Today, Dr. Schuman has his own practice offering cosmetic and family dentistry in St. Louis and the Creve Coeur, Missouri area. For the last 25 years, he and his associates have been doing their part to address that problem he saw when he was just starting out, fulfilling the dental needs of many senior citizens in the process.
Dr. Schuman says more and more people are retaining their natural teeth throughout their lives, and those teeth need proper dental care. With that in mind, he and Schuman Center Dental Aesthetics set up a unique program designed to help elderly patients in assisted-living and nursing facilities obtain quality dental procedures without even having to leave their homes. “We offer an array of direct services inside a number of facilities, with dental treatments that can be performed in an on-site, fully-equipped office. Options include a comprehensive range of treatments that can help senior citizens take care of their oral health in the most convenient way possible.”
Seniors in assisted-living facilities serviced by Dr. Schuman and his dental team have access to oral exams, dental x-rays, teeth cleanings, tooth-colored fillings, root canal therapy, and full denture or partial dentures creation, repair, and maintenance. Options such as dental crowns, onlays, gum disease treatment, and tooth extractions are also offered among the array of procedures at Dr. Schuman’s on-site dental offices.
The practice currently has dental care for the elderly operations in place at the following facilities:
- Missouri Veterans Home
- Friendship Village South
- Friendship Village West
- Cardinal Carberry
- Breeze Park
- Parc Provence
- Delmar Gardens Meramec Valley
Dr. Schuman says no other practices in the area offer this specific type of service. With the ability to provide patients not only quality dental care, but also a more convenient way to attain it, Dr. Schuman says he plans to keep the program going as long as possible. “We hope to keep them smiling for many more years to come!”
About Ethan J. Schuman, DMD
Dr. Ethan Schuman has been a practicing dentist since 1985. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Schuman serves as a dental treatment consultant to many retirement and nursing facilities across the United States, and often lectures on the topic of dental care for senior citizens. Schuman Center Dental Aesthetics offers an array of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry options, as well as emergency dental care. The practice includes a full-time Periodontist, Dr. Schuman is available for interview upon request.
Schuman Center Dental Aesthetics
658 N. New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141