Wentworth-Douglass Community Dental Center
The Wentworth-Douglass Community Dental Center is open to low-income, uninsured adults and children living in Wentworth-Douglass Hospital's primary service area or patients of Wentworth Health Partners:
New Hampshire - Barrington, Dover, Durham, Lee, Madbury, Rollinsford, Somersworth
Maine - Berwick, South Berwick
In order to qualify for care family income must be at or below 200% of Federal poverty level based on the number of members in the household. Minimum payments of $30-$40 per visit will be charged based on household income. Flat fees will be charged for dentures, partials, and other services (available on a limited basis).
NH Healthy Kids, Medicaid, MaineCare patients in the service area who qualify financially are welcome.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For information and appointments call 603-749-3013.
Oral Health Education Program presented by the Dental Center
The Oral Health Education Program was created for Wentworth-Douglass Hospital's Seacoast Cancer Center and Wound Healing Institute. The publication includes surveys, patient data, oral health product recommendations, oral hygiene instructions and information for family dentists
Oral Health Education Program (PDF, 36 MB)
The Oral Health Education Program was funded by The Endowment for Health.
As more and more patients were treated in the Dental Center, it became evident to the staff that many struggle with chronic or serious medical issues. In addition, WDH staff realized that patients undergoing specialty medical care were adversely impacted due to oral health issues.
Limited information has been published to document the impact that poor oral healthcare has on patients receiving specialty medical care such as radiation, chemotherapy or hyperbaric oxygen treatment. To address the challenges that these medical conditions pose, WDH proposed the development of Oral Health Education Programs for the Seacoast Cancer Center (SCC) and Wound Healing Institute (WHI) patients in collaboration with the Dental Center. This comprehensive project revealed the many oral health challenges facing these medically-compromised patients.
Through this initiative, staff have learned that untreated dental disease adversely affects the illnesses their patients face daily. The results of this study were used to develop the protocols for the standard of care for medically compromised patients and have been included in this final publication.
This material, through funding from Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, has been distributed to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Southeastern NH Dental Society, 46 cancer centers throughout New England, the Endowment for Health, Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, over one hundred WDH medical staff, medical offices and departments. By expanding the outreach of oral health education for medically-compromised patients to these different providers, WDH hopes patients' overall health and their medical outcomes will improve.