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October 1st, 2014

Petrone Named Oral Health Case Manager

Samantha Petrone

The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic, located in Barre, has recently appointed Samantha Petrone, RDH, as its new Oral Health Case Manager.

PHWC Executive Director Peter Youngbaer said, “Sam brings a lot of experience and energy to the Clinic, and we are excited to have her leading our fledgling Oral Health program.”

“Sam will continue to screen all our patients for oral health histories,” Youngbaer added, “and work to increase the network of area dentists to whom we can refer patients.”

“However, the most exciting part of her job will be developing and implementing our new, on-site dental hygiene services,” Youngbaer said. The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic recently purchased a fully self-contained portable hygiene unit, thanks to funding from a State of Vermont Human Services Facilities grant.

Petrone added, “I’m really looking forward to building this program. Right now, we can only screen, provide education, and make crisis referrals. This is the missing piece. It will make real our commitment to oral health being an integral part of the overall health of our patients”

Petrone has been a practicing clinical dental hygienist for over seventeen years. She has worked under Dr. Alicia Willette DDS, and Dr. James Gold DDS, in East Thetford since 2005, and previously in Connecticut, Ohio, and Switzerland.

The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic is open days Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm, and evenings Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm. All visits are by appointment only: call 802-479-1229. Visit the PHWC website at phwcvt.org.

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