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Portable Dentistry; Breaking Down Barriers

Portable Dentistry; Breaking Down Barriers

June 3rd, 2024
3 minutes read

At Enable Dental, we are proud to revolutionize dental care by bringing it directly to those who need it most. Our unique approach, known as “portable dentistry,” is breaking down barriers and ensuring that dental care is accessible to all, especially those who face challenges in reaching traditional dental offices.

We are thrilled to share a recent contribution by one of our esteemed dentists, Dr. Sampada Deshpande, D.D.S, who has eloquently captured the essence of what we do at Enable Dental. In her insightful blog post titled “Breaking Down Barriers to Care Through Portable Dentistry,” Dr. Deshpande shares her personal experiences and the impact of our services on patients’ lives.

The Enable Dental Difference

Traditional dental care often requires patients to visit a dental office, which can be a significant hurdle for many, including elderly individuals, people with disabilities, and those living in assisted or independent living facilities. At Enable Dental, we turn this model on its head by mobilizing our dental equipment and bringing it directly to our patients’ homes or care centers.

As Dr. Deshpande explains, “I often get questions from friends, family, and colleagues on what exactly I do in ‘portable dentistry.’ To be completely clear, we do not have a dental van with chairs in it that patients get to use. We mobilize all dental equipment and take it into our patients’ homes or assisted/independent living centers.”

Breaking Barriers to Care

Our mission is to eliminate the physical, logistical, and psychological barriers that prevent individuals from receiving the dental care they need. By providing dental services in a familiar and comfortable environment, we can:

  • Increase Accessibility: Patients who are homebound or have mobility issues can receive comprehensive dental care without leaving their homes.
  • Enhance Comfort: Receiving care in a familiar setting can reduce anxiety and stress associated with dental visits.
  • Improve Outcomes: Regular and consistent dental care can lead to better overall health and quality of life for our patients.

A Personal Touch

Dr. Deshpande’s blog post highlights the personal touch that is integral to our service. She shares heartwarming stories of patients whose lives have been positively impacted by our portable dentistry model. These stories reflect our commitment to compassionate care and our dedication to making a difference.

Join Us on Our Journey

We invite you to read Dr. Deshpande’s full blog post on the New Dentist Blog, where she delves deeper into her experiences and the transformative power of portable dentistry. Her words resonate with our core values and inspire us to continue pushing the boundaries of traditional dental care.

Read more about Dr. Deshpande’s experiences and our innovative approach here: Breaking Down Barriers to Care Through Portable Dentistry.


At Enable Dental, we are not just providing dental care; we are reshaping how and where it is delivered. Our portable dentistry model ensures that no one is left behind, and everyone has access to the dental care they deserve. We are proud of our team, our mission, and the impact we are making every day.

Thank you for supporting Enable Dental as we continue to break down barriers and bring high-quality dental care to those who need it most.

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