Dental Director, Whitney Goode, DMD & patient, Nate Standish

Somersworth, NH, September 5, 2012 – Goodwin Community Health announces it has received $18,000 in Grant funding for new dental software and equipment. The Cogswell Benevolent Trust will provide $15,000 and Bank of NH will provide an additional $3,000 of funding. Combined, the donations will help to upgrade equipment and dental software system utilized by Goodwin Community Health’s dental program.

At Goodwin Community Health, patients have the option of integrating mental health and dental care into their overall health care plan. New equipment and software will bring significant improvements in efficiency, billing and electronic medical record sharing. Sixty percent of Goodwin’s medical patients are not insured and about seventy percent use the dental services.

“Strafford County, particularly in its northern-tier, sees higher than NH average numbers of people living below poverty level and without insurance. This population is particularly vulnerable to dental problems and we are the only provider in the northern-tier offering dental services at a sliding scale fee,” says Whitney Goode, Dental Director of Goodwin Community Health. “Investments like this in our program significantly improve our efficiency so we can keep pace with the growing demand for quality, affordable dental care for underserved populations.

About Goodwin Community Health
Goodwin Community Health is the only 501(c)(3) Community Health Center serving the Greater Strafford County area of New Hampshire and Maine. We make it affordable for local people to access the wellness services and quality primary care that lead to good Physical, Dental and Mental Health. Goodwin Community Health operates on the same principles Mrs. Avis Goodwin started the organization on 42 years ago – everyone deserves access to quality health care, at an affordable price. For more information connect with us on Facebook, at www.GoodwinCH.org or visit the new Goodwin Community Health Center in Somersworth, New Hampshire.

For more information about Bank of NH, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit www.BankNH.com

Cutline: Nate Standish of Somersworth smiles with Goodwin Community Health Dental Director, Whitney Goode, DMD

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