New Hampshire Dental Society • 23 S. State St., Concord NH 03301 • (603) 225-5961
Give Kids a Smile a Success Throughout NH
Thanks to efforts by the New Hampshire Dental Society and dentists from all around New Hampshire, last month more than 800 kids were given brighter smiles and healthier teeth and gums. The volunteer efforts of more than 45 dentists through the Give Kids a Smile program in February helped uninsured children get free oral care as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month.
For some families in New Hampshire, affording regular oral health care can be difficult. To give children the smiles they deserve, the Give Kids a Smile program stretches across the state, and the country, providing preventive and restorative oral care, including cleanings, sealants, fillings, and x-rays. Give Kids a Smile is an annual program through the American Dental Association that has been proven effective in providing oral care to children, which is vital to their overall health and well-being.
Announcement of Changes to NH Children’s Health Insurance Program
Many children in New Hampshire receive dental care through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This Medicaid program has been known as “Healthy Kids Silver” and has been administered by Northeast Delta Dental under a sub-contract with NH Healthy Kids Corporation.
After July 1, 2012, the CHIP dental benefit will be administered directly by NH Medicaid. The name “Healthy Kids Silver” will no longer be used. All children enrolled in CHIP will carry Medicaid identification cards, and dentists who provide their care will need to become enrolled Medicaid providers. (Read More)
Granite State Dentist 2012
The Spring 2012 edition of the Granite State Dentist is available on line.
The New Hampshire Dental Society has released the following animated public service announcement, One By One, about a child who lost his teeth, one by one, due to drinking sugary beverages and not taking care of them.
The video was developed to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health and how tooth loss is preventable.