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Local dentist addresses seniors’ special dental needs

REGION — As we age, our health challenges naturally begin to increase. While the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise are often touted, oral health tends to take a back seat for the aging population. Many times patients are unwilling or unable to travel to see a dentist, and this dental neglect can lead to a variety of overall health problems that many seniors aren’t even aware of.

DR. ROYA MIRKHAN more than 18 years of experience, that has enabled her to give her patients top-quality care. Courtesy photo

Dr. Roya Mirkhan of Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center is passionate about helping her senior patients improve their quality of life. “My primary goal is to help others to make changes in their lives and to see them smile and enjoy life,” she said.

One area Dr. Mirkhan specializes in is dental implants. “I treat a lot of elderly patients for their implant needs due to teeth loss,” she said. “I see how they eventually have a hard time making it to my office and I was getting a lot of family requests for home care for their dental needs. I decided to establish a state-of-the-art dental mobile care service to be able to take care of these patients in the best possible way. I can see them anywhere, and treat them, even if they are medically compromised.”

Science has established links between certain oral health issues and illnesses that affect seniors, which is why Dr. Mirkhan works tirelessly to bring them quality dental care. Through Advanced Dentistry’s ButterFlies Smile® mobile dental care service, she is able to address the needs of an often neglected population by bringing her services directly to her patients. “We also offer minimally invasive treatments at a discounted price for those in assisted living, retirement and memory loss facilities in San Diego,” she said.

Dr. Mirkhan is a specialist affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and manages a highly specialized private practice Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center located at Scripps Coastal Medical Offices in Del Mar/ Carmel Valley area. She has been recognized as “America’s Top Dentist” by the Consumer Council of America and “Top Dentist” by Peer Review since 2008, among other accolades.

To learn more about Dr. Mirkhan and ButterFlies Smile®, visit, or or call (858) 337-9245 or email [email protected].