NHTI Allied Dental Education Department appreciates your interest in employing graduates of our Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs. The college recently announced a new online job posting process for our potential employers. Go to www.nhti.edu . Click on “Community and Visitors” and then on “Post a Job or Internship”. The site has a link that will take employers directly to the College Central Network job search site for registering and posting.
New Hampshire has taken some significant steps to improve oral health through prevention, improved access and additional workforce providers, according to a new report from the New Hampshire Dental Society (NHDS).
The “More to Smile About 2014,” report recently released as an update to “Something to Smile About” from 2010 documents changes in oral health care in the state during the last four years. NHDS’ main goals included prevention education, removing barriers to access, supporting current public/partnerships and enhancing the oral health workforce.
“We analyzed changes in oral health from 2010 until now, to see if our efforts have been successful,” said Jim Williamson, NHDS Executive Director. “Improvements have been made and new initiatives are underway. The Society is committed to working to find ways to get all New Hampshire residents the oral care they need.”
In 2013, New Hampshire was one of only five states to earn an “A” grade in a Pew Center on the States report regarding the use of sealants in preventive oral health care for children. New Hampshire currently has sealant programs in more than 75 percent of its high-risk schools. Another Pew study showed that as of 2013, only one percent of the state’s population is considered “underserved,” which is a decrease from 4.6 percent in 2011. In an additional study, 75 percent of New Hampshire adults 18 and over reported visiting a dentist in a one-year period.
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.
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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.