Senior Mobile Dental has been named a finalist in Social Innovation in the 2018 Edison Awards.
The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, recognizes and honors the world’s best in innovators and innovations. The Edison Awards will announce gold, silver and bronze award winners at the 31st Annual Edison Awards held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in New York City.
According to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress. Senior Mobile Dental’s innovative approach to dental care has given hope to many who never dreamed of receiving dental relief. Those in the Colorado Springs or Pueblo areas whose poor physical or financial state has prevented them from receiving care in the past now have the means to receive dental care. Much of the deteriorating oral health among seniors is derived, in part, to a broken health care system. Senior Mobile Dental wants to assure these individuals that there are ways to make the suffering subside.
Established in 1987 and often described as “the Oscars of Innovation,” the Edison Awards recognizes and honors the world’s best innovations and innovators.
All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot sent to an independent judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.
Senior Mobile Dental believes no elderly person should live their life in pain that is controllable. Every day we see seniors in advanced disease and neglect because they cannot afford or get to a dentist. Our program is a simple intervention by bringing professional dental care directly to this population, where they live or where they congregate. Senior Mobile Dental addresses and facilitates needed dental care. Oral health is essential to overall health, and interdisciplinary care is essential.
Colorado Springs, CO – 02/09/2018