Northern Counties Health Care is providing a dental hygiene program for three local nursing homes, The Union House, The Pines, and Maple Lane, all sites located in the Northeast Kingdom.
The hygienist provides oral health education to the Nursing Home employees utilizing a power point presentation and reviewing guidelines for general dental care. An interactive demonstration providing best practices on caring for dentures followed by an open forum for questions.
Our hygienist address each participating resident to screen and document dentition, and dentures. Following up with an accompanied visit with our general dentist where treatment will be determined and administered at subsequent visits.
This program is providing regular dental cleanings and denture cleaning procedures, fluoride treatments and placement of silver diamine fluoride (decay arresting medicament). Scheduling annual periodic oral exams provided by the overseeing dentist allowing for hygiene care to be administered at each nursing home site.
For information on this program, contact Michelle Tetreault, Director of Dental Services (802) 748-9405 ext. 5003