Dental Services for "Quality of Life"
Our mission is to improve the "quality of life" for elderly and disabled nursing home residents by eliminating the barriers to accessing dental care. Millions of senior and disabled Americans live in nursing facilities and do not have access to a dentist for various reasons, including lack of insurance coverage and patient's inability to be transported. Neglecting oral health care can lead to terrible pain, and studies suggest it may contribute to multiple systemic health issues, which is a serious concern for nursing home residents. Gateway Dental Management Services, LLC bridges the gap between nursing home residents and dental services to improve their overall health and comfort.
Gateway Dental Management Services, LLC (GDMS) was created in 2003 specifically to provide onsite dental services to residents of nursing homes in the northeast Texas area. Our dedicated dental staff's sole responsibility is to care for elderly and disabled residents at nursing facilities by providing routine dental services at the patient's bedside. Because of the unique challenges of daily dental care for these patients, GDMS will work together with the treating physician, facility staff and patient/guardian to determine the specialized needs of each patient. Our corporate office is located in Terrell, TX to better serve the northeast Texas area.
DJ Hardage, CEO
DJ started Gateway Dental Mgmt Svcs, LLC in 2003. She has an extreme passion for this industry and the wonderful folks we provide for. DJ is devoted to service excellence for this under served population and strives to grow the practice in a way that is responsible and fair. She is equally committed to her East Texas Ranch, which is home to a menagerie of dogs, horses, goats, pigs and fowl; as well as her family, particularly her four beautiful grandchildren.
Tiffany Scoggins, RDA
Tiffany has been a registered dental assistant for 14 years. She has worked in both public and private sectors of dentistry and has six years experience in mobile dentistry. She loves her current position and is grateful for the opportunity to help such a needful and deserving selection of patients. Tiffany and her husband reside in East Texas and are the parents of two amazing kids, four dogs, and three cats.