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NHC’s Community Dental Program Brings Oral Hygiene Services to Schools Around Portland

Outside of our clinics, Neighborhood Health Center’s (NHC) Community Dental Program takes dental hygiene services on the road to meet patients where they are in the community.  From school-age children in schools to parents in transitional housing, the Community Dental team responds to the need for affordable, accessible dental services by providing care in a…

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A Conversation with Community Dental Assistant Alexsia Lozano

Alexsia Lozano, a Community Dental Assistant at NHC, found herself taking on a new job description at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: daycare coordinator.  In March of 2020, as NHC’s dental clinics temporarily closed for the safety of our patients and staff, our dental teams opened a daycare service for frontline medical staff at…

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Dental sealants and cavity prevention: What you need to know

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we asked NHC’s Courtney Gallaway-Deming, RDH, EPDH, BSDH, to explain what dental sealants are, why they are important – and who should get them. Here’s what she had to say: A dental sealant is a tooth-colored plastic coating that is placed into the grooves on the chewing…

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