A component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The Upper Valley Smiles Program at Alice Peck Day Hospital

This innovative program expansion is designed to provide urgent dental care for low-income pregnant women.

Recent research has shown that poor dental health in pregnant women can cause premature births or low birth weight.  Infections can also be passed along to children and may not become evident for a number of years after birth.  Although the Red Logan Clinic in White River Junction provides free care for uninsured adults, patients may face a three month wait unless special arrangements can be made for care.

“We have become a safety net for many pregnant women who require immediate dental care to protect their unborn children,” states Nancy DuMont, APD’s Community Health Department Manager. “Pregnant women are routinely checked for dental problems by APD’s Women’s Care Center MD and Midwife Clinics. We are grateful for the support of the Agnes M. Lindsay Trust that will help provide timely urgent dental care from local dentists that low income expectant mothers otherwise might not be able to find or afford.”

Grants Awarded: 

2009 - Grant to continue 2007 effort to connect low income kids to dental care, and move toward long term sustainability of the project.

2008 -  Funds to continue 2007 effort to connect low income kids to dental care, and move toward long term sustainability of the project.

2007 -  Creation of a new voucher program to enable uninsured children to receive regular dental care

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Grant Year(s): 

2016 Children's Fund Grantees