Assist children’s dental care – The County


To the editor:&#13
 As a dentist in Presque Isle, I have professional initially-hand that oral wellness is overall wellness. Early in my vocation in non-public practice, I observed people who could afford to pay for to arrive into our dental place of work.

To the editor:

 As a dentist in Presque Isle, I have knowledgeable first-hand that oral health is all round wellness. Early in my career in private observe, I noticed people who could pay for to come into our dental business.

Later, doing the job with ACAP, I uncovered that numerous Head Commence learners did not have a dentist. I established St. Apollonia Dental Clinic to give a dental household for children locked out of dental care. This Clinic has operated for over nine several years and is a extensive, excellent, and caring dental house for 1000’s of little ones.

Sadly, there are continue to hundreds of small children we’re not reaching. They are invisible to us. Some will in no way have a dental take a look at until finally they have an urgent concern and end up in the area unexpected emergency department. A program will have to be set in area to find and supply resources for these young children.

 LD 1501, An Act to Protect Oral Health and fitness for Youngsters in Maine, will tackle this shortfall by expanding the Maine CDC’s School Oral Wellbeing Program so it would offer all educational institutions with oral well being providers. This will help us find the youngsters who are at the moment invisible to us and ensure that they are connected to treatment.

Acquiring fantastic oral wellbeing is important to over-all overall health and remaining ready to clearly show up at school all set to learn. I encourage our legislators to fund LD 1501 so that we can assist Maine children get the preventive oral health care they need to have and have earned.

 Dr. Norma Desjardins, govt director
St Apollonia Dental Clinic
Presque Isle

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