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When he went back to get them fixed and get a new pair, the dentist was short with him and rude. He eventually got a new denture. However, it is ill fitting, falls out, and hurts him. He is unable to eat and is losing weight. He went back to get the denture fitted. His dentist was once again rude and told him there's nothing more that can be done and don't bother coming back. I'm so angry I want to report the dentist or call my lawyer. My father only has 2 upper teeth left, but isn't it typical for elders to need dentures and return for several fittings and visits? Can anything else be done to help him? Aren't dentist used to working with elderly people? Is this dentist being unreasonable ?

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Thank you for your reply. I accompanied my dad on his first visit. There was no established relationship with the dentist prior to the first visit several months ago. The entire staff was informed of my fathers Alzheimer's and was lovely until they received our payment and my dads dentures broke. Ever since, he has needed several follow up visits and the dentist has been very short and rude. I am unable to be there for follow up visits( I live 8 hours away) so my mother accompanies him. She is also elderly and has a language barrier so can not really advocate for him( I have witnessed the dentists rudeness myself). I do understand that Alzheimer's patients can be very hard on things like dentures, but don't dentists consider this fact before taking your money and refusing follow up treatment ? Also, I don't think my dad did anything to the dentures, they just broke. Am I expecting too much from this dentist to continue follow up care and give us some options? Thank you again for your replies, I do appreciate the input -
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Your dad's Dr. can probably refer you to another dentist if you don't want to go back to the previous one. Or ask around for referrals from friends and family.

When you call to make the appointment (regardless of which dentist you choose) inform the receptionist that your dad has Alzheimers. Then go with him to the appointment.
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Is there a family member who can accompany him to the dentist?

If dad, with dementia is going alone to the dentist, he might be misunderstanding what he is being told.
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Yannah, who accompanied your Dad to the dentist on all of these visits? Was that person able to advocate for him? Was there an established relationship with that dentist prior to this visit? Have you spoken with the dentist? (Sorry for so many questions). Does the dentist know of the dementia?
In reality , dementia patients are VERY hard on things like dentures. My Mom's went missing in a memory care place and FORTUNATELY I told everyone there. The aide found them in her pants pocket prior to doing her laundry! Still it is important that Dad have dentures and is able to eat.
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