CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSVIDEOSRalph H. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S.Contact InformationPhone NumbersOffice: (585) 275-7978Fax: (585) 461-5420assignmentAccepting New PatientsLocations601 Elmwood AveRochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsProfessor (Part-Time) - Department of Dentistry (SMD) Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Medicine , Geriatrics/Aging (SMD) - JointPatient Care SettingDentistryBiographyIt's good news that people are living longer and keeping more of their teeth than ever before. Dr. Saunders' career has focused on caring for the oral health of older adults. He is actively involved in the practice, education and research related to geriatric dentistry. Dr. Saunders is a professor in the Department of Dentistry at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a professor of geriatrics/aging as well.CredentialsEducation1974DDS | College of DentistryPost-doctoral Training & Residency09/01/1975 - 06/30/1976Residency in General Practice at University of Rochester Medical CenterAwards2008ADA Evidence-based Curriculum (Initial Class)Sponsor: American Dental AssociationLocation: Chicago, IL2006Special Care Dentistry Association - Poster ContestSponsor: Special Care Dentistry AssociationLocation: Chicago, IL1989ADA Geriatric Dental Health Care AwardSponsor: American Dental AssociationLocation: Chicago, IL1974Oral Medicine Senior AwardLocation: The Ohio State UniversityVIEW ALL expand_morePublicationsJournal Articles2011Saunders R, Sithole V, Koutrouli E, Feng C, Malmstrom. "Perceptions of dental esthetics among older African Americans. Special Care Dentistry 2011; 31(2); 48-52." Special Care Dentistry. 2011; 31(2): 48-52.2008Jensen, P; Saunders, R; Thierer, T; Friedman B. "Factors associated with oral health-related quality of life in community-dwelling elderly persons with disabilities." J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008; 56: 711-17.2007Saunders, R; Friedman, B. "Oral health conditions of community-dwelling cognitively intact elderly persons with disabilities." Gerodontology. 2007; 24: 67-76.VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSVideosplay_circle_filledEIOH Dental Tips for Older Adults.flvplay_circle_filledEIOH Dental Tips for Older Adults.flvClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Ralph H. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. Ralph H. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S. is currently scheduling for the following appointment type(s): Our policy does not permit patients to establish care with multiple providers within the same practice or specialty without prior approval. If you choose a new provider in the same office, we will cancel the appointment. Please contact the office directly with questions on this policy.