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NH Oral Health Roundtable, Plymouth, NH - April 4, 2014

 On April 4, 2014 more than 70 New Hampshire leaders convened to discuss the oral health care needs of NH residents. Dentists, hygienists, representatives from Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Community Action Programs, public health networks, school-based dental programs, the NH Technical Institute, the NH Office of Medicaid Business and Policy and the NH Oral Health Coalition gathered to learn about each other’s work and to share experiences and best practices to address and improve the oral health of individuals across the state.   

This event was co-sponsored by Bi-State Primary Care Association, NH Dental Society and the Oral Health Program within the NH Division of Public Health Services and supported with funding from the DentaQuest Foundation through its Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Initiative.

Integration of Primary Care Key Topic at Conference

FAIRLEE, VT -- May 13, 2014 -- Nearly 200 public health officials, primary care practice administrators, and physicians and clinical providers of medical, oral, and behavioral health care services, gathered for Bi-State's day-long Primary Care Conference at Lake Morey Resort on May 13. Keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Jarris, executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, launched the program with an in-depth look at public policy decisions, socio-economic factors that impact public health, and introduced a toolkit for working at the community level to improve public health. Following Dr. Jarris, a panel of experts, Dr. Craig Jones (VT Blueprint for Health), Mary Vallier-Kaplan (NH Medicaid Expansion Commission), and William Gunn, PhD (NH-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency) explored the impact of payment reform on the medical home model of care. Professional education sessions included Maximizing the Impact of Your Dental Program (Dori Bingham, Program Manager-Safety Net Solutions, DentaQuest Foundation), Meeting New Challenges in Health Center Board Governance (Tess Stack Kuenning, CNS, MS, RN, President and CEO-Bi-State and David Reynolds, DrPH), and Accountable Care Organizations and Payment Reform (Robert Wheeler MD, CMO-BlueCross BlueShield Vermont), Kara Suter, MS, Director of Payment Reform-Department of Vermont Health Access, and Sharon Beaty, MBA, CEO-Mid-State Health Center and President, North Country Accountable Care).

Recent Grants

DentaQuest Foundation - Safety Net Solutions

Bi-State Primary Care Association’s Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net in New Hampshire and Vermont Project utilizes a multi-faceted, two-state strategy of education, networking, and policy activities. A goal of the project is to further the integration of oral health in primary care settings in 19 FQHCs in New Hampshire and Vermont. The education strategy is designed to increase organizational, clinical, and leadership capacity within Bi-State and its member FQHCs.

Health Resources Services Administration

The purpose of this project is to implement health care workforce strategies to improve the oral health of children and adults on Medicaid and Medicare and low income and uninsured children and adults who reside in rural areas of central and northern NH that are federally designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (DHPSA).

This program is financed in part under an agreement with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, and under an agreement with the United States Department of Health & Human Services.

Recruitment Center Events


CareerMD Career Fair

October 18, 2016

Worcester, MA


UNH NP Presentation

October 20, 2016

Durham, NH


FMEC Annual Meeting

October 28-30, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA


Franklin Pierce PA Presentation

December 2, 2016

Lebanon, NH


UNE Dental Career Fair

January 13, 2017

Portland, ME


Yankee Dental Congress

January 26-27, 2017

Boston, MA


CareerMD Career Fair

February 1, 2017

Portland, ME


Boston University Dental Career Fair

March 6, 2017

Boston, MA


UNH NP Presentation

March 7, 2017

Durham, NH


Tufts University Dental Career Fair

March 14, 2017

Boston, MA

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