Manchester, N.H. – The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester is excited to announce a new program to provide fundamental dental care to our members. We will work with onsite dental provider, Virtudent, to greatly increase access to dental care for children in our programs, regardless of their existing dental care access or insurance coverage. Funding for this program is made possible through Northeast Delta Dental. The program will extend its reach to the greater Concord area through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH later this year.
Access to dental care is a fundamental health care need that is critical to overall health and wellbeing. There is constant demand for oral health services provided by mobile dental vans serving the Concord and Manchester areas. To augment this initiative and ensure that the mobile dental vans are able to better utilize their resources and see more patients overall, Virtudent will implement their award-winning teledentistry model to triage and treat patients more efficiently.
Dr. Richard Bolduc, who will participate in this program said "I am excited to be working with Virtudent with the support of Northeast Delta Dental in bringing quality dental care to an underserved population of children in the Manchester and Concord areas. We will be bringing this technology to New Hampshire for the first time in dentistry. I feel honored to be a part it."
Virtudent will bring the dentist’s office to the Boys & Girls Club facilities, serving 600 children aged 10-18 across Manchester and Concord. Club members will receive dental x-rays, intraoral photographs, screenings for cavities or disease, sealants, and fluoride varnish application or other cavity preventing topicals right on site. Licensed New Hampshire dentists will then review each patient’s record using telemedicine to make recommendations and referrals for further treatment if needed.
About Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
The Manchester Boys Club was incorporated in 1907 and became the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester in 1983. We are one of the 53 original organizations that formed what is now Boys & Girls Clubs of America. From its meager beginnings as reading and recreation rooms, the Manchester Club has grown to include the main Clubhouse at 555 Union Street and two school-based after school sites at Jewett Street and Highland Goffe's Falls Elementary Schools with a focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. www.begreatmanchester.org.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire provides a safe place to belong, caring mentors and afterschool and summer enrichment programming to about 2000 youth annually at sites in Concord, Franklin, Hopkinton, Laconia, Suncook, Sutton and Warner. Centralnhclubs.org
Virtudent is dedicated to bringing oral health care into the modern age, with a strong emphasis on social responsibility. By leveraging technology, Virtudent aiming to boost preventative care and improve patients' overall health by empowering them with the tools and information needed to get the care they deserve.
This release courtesy Tracey Adams, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester