Gracious Smiles promotes optimum dental health through The Golden years by providing regular oral exams and preventative dental care in assisted living, independent living facilities, as well as residential services to individuals confined to their homes.

Federal Regulations Demand Action!

  • – 42CFR 483.55(A) Requires skilled nursing facilities to provide or obtain routine and 24hr emergency dental care.
  • – 42CFR 483.20(B)(XI) Requires the facility to conduct initial and periodic dental assessments.
  • – 42CFR 483.75(H) Requires that if a dentist is not on staff, the facility arrange to have one under an agreement with the facility
“The intent of this regulation is to ensure that the facility be responsible for assisting the resident in obtaining needed dental services, including routine dental services.”
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