It’s exciting to see new programs make a difference in oral health for youth and adolescents throughout our communities. February was Children’s Dental Health Month with successful events happening throughout the state, but it’s not stopping there. I’m happy to talk about a new program through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire and Manchester that I believe will start a new innovation in how we increase access to preventive care and reduce the risk of minor oral health problems becoming greater, more serious dental issues for children in our state.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire and Manchester have launched a pilot oral health program with onsite dental provider, Virtudent. The program is the first teledentistry program in New Hampshire and will incorporate the expertise of Dr. Richard Bolduc, a well-known area dentist and member of the Delta Dental Plan of New Hampshire Board of Directors; and Dr. Shannon Farrell, who leads the Easter Seals Dental Center in Manchester.
Northeast Delta Dental is proud to support this pilot program, it is mission sensitive and we are confident that it will reduce barriers for youth and adolescents, in their journey to maintaining their personal best oral health.
I recently joined other stakeholders for a private open house to celebrate the launch of this program (a photo is below).