June 14, 2021


Extraordinary healthy

Smile! It’s Children’s Dental Health Month

RUTLAND – Smile! while you take a few minutes to watch Community Dental’s Dental Health Tips (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtUqqAb7fWG8An6BHVZ1arozdkATPy7z3) from Dental Director Dr. Rachel Rivard and Dr. Jeremy Bullock. They share some simple steps to keep children cavity free. In four short videos they outline the easiest ways to get your family off to a good start toward a cavity free childhood.

“We are the first line of defense at Community Dental,” said Dr. Bullock where we encourage everyone to think of dental care as they do primary care, including regular checkups, preventative care and a place to go where familiar health care providers look after your whole family.

Pediatricians and dentists at Community Dental work together to educate parents about the benefits of preventative treatments, such as fluoride varnish, good eating habits, learning to recognize breathing or sleeping issues that might be related to dental problems, and scheduling regular checkups.

Watch Community Dental’s Dental Health Tips where Dr. Bullock and Dr. Rivard will take you through simple actions that will produce results:

brush nightly with a fluoride toothpaste
avoid putting a child to bed with a bottle or juice
give children only water after brushing
stop the bottle at the age of one
don’t share spoons or other ways that cavity causing bacteria can be spread from parent to child

Community Dental offices in Rutland and Shoreham are open and are accepting new patients. Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with us!

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Community Dental works with the entire community, offering affordable care across the board with sliding scale payments and accepting a range of insurances in addition to Medicaid. Vermont is one of 19 states that provides dental care as part of Medicaid.

For more information about Community Dental, Community Dental Shorewell , Community Dental Rutland, and all of Community Health’s primary care services, check our website (chcrr.org) and subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp-NUm0hBZZMc6Obk9zZP5Q).

Dr. Rachel Rivard is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. She joined Community Dental in the summer of 2017. Along with her professional interest in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Rivard has been honored with dental and public health awards including the Dr. Solomon Averback Humanitarian Award, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award. Dr. Rivard is currently a member of the Northeast Delta Dental Board of Trustees.

Dr. Jeremy Bullock is a 2005 graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bullock operated dental practices in Utah, Colorado and Texas before joining Community Dental in 2019.

All Community Health locations are open and accepting patients. For more information about Community Health and updates on COVID, check our website (www.chcrr.org).

Community Health is Vermont’s largest FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), a network of primary care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental and pharmacy services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. Community Dental offices are located in Rutland and Shoreham, Community Health Pediatrics is in Rutland and Behavioral Health services are available at all of our locations. Community Health Express Care centers, open 7 days-a-week, are located at the Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers.

The mission of Community Health (Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region) is to improve the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve by providing access to excellent medical and dental primary care regardless of any financial consideration.

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