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Nancy DuMont Speaks at New Hampshire Oral Health Forum

 

November 24, 2010 - Nancy DuMont, AB, MS, was a presenter at the 8th Annual New Hampshire Oral Health Forum: Connecting Oral Health to Wellness held in Concord, New Hampshire. DuMont, Manager of the Department of Community Health at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., spoke on “Best Practices in School Based Programs” to an audience of dentists, hygienists and oral health advocates.

DuMont also gave a history of the oral health program at APD, which started in 2003 with the hospital’s first Access Improvement plan. The program that developed from the plan, Upper Valley Smiles, provides oral health education, screenings, cleanings and referrals to area dentists for students in grade K. Starting in 2007, Upper Valley Smiles and APD have enhanced this oral health care by offering preventive sealants and fluoride varnish applications to children in grades 2-3 in the Lebanon school district, grades K-3 in the Enfield Village School, Canaan Elementary School and White River School.

In addition to her duties at APD, DuMont is also the Co-Chair of the Oral Health Initiative (COHI), a group of Upper Valley dental and medical providers/advocates who have been together since 2006 working to address the challenges faced by Upper Valley adults and children who lack a dental home. DuMont also represents APD as a member of the Upper Valley Health Workgroup, a group of area health and human service leaders whose work this year and in 2011 is focused on dental care access challenges.

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