A healthy mouth may help you avoid medical disorders. An unhealthy mouth, especially with gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes, and preterm labor. David M. Smith, DDS, Family Dentistry, will give an overview on what’s new in dentistry and tips for dental health after age 60. Smith will present at the Monday, May 1, Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education program.
Smith is a partner at Family Dentistry with offices in Grinnell, Victor, Sully, and Montezuma. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Smith has been practicing dentistry for more than 35 years in our community and has been active in community and civic affairs throughout his career.
The Senior Education program is held each Monday at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library, with refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public.
Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Construction will begin April 17 on Fifth Avenue that will restrict parking on the north side of the library. Seniors needing transportation or special accommodations may call GRMC’s communications and development office at 641-236-2590 by the Thursday before the program.