Springfield Medical Care Systems Awarded Two Grants for Dental Laser

Springfield, VT – Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,495 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation and a $2,500 grant from the Agnes M. Lindsay Trust to purchase a dental laser for use in the Ludlow Dental Center in Ludlow, VT.  Services provided by the Center include routine hygiene and basic and major restorative care, including fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, extractions, and emergency dental services.

There are many advantages to the use of lasers in dentistry.  Dentists may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, allowing patients to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience. Laser procedures can also be more precise.  Lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies; reduce the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities; and control bleeding during surgery.

For 18 years, the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has awarded grants to oral health programs in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.  Northeast Delta Dental is headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire, with a sales office in Burlington.  Learn more at www.nedelta.com.

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust supports nonprofits who provide free dental clinics and dental care that benefit low income and needy populations for children, families and the elderly through capital grants for dental equipment needs and program support.

Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) is a not-for-profit, community-based health care system that includes ten community health center locations.  Through its integrated health system, SMCS offers care that is patient-centered and emphasizes quality, access, and affordability for all, with financial assistance available based on a sliding fee scale.  Services include primary and preventative health care for people of all ages, health screenings, nutrition counseling, behavioral health counseling, dental care, vision care, access to discounted pharmaceuticals, diagnostic lab and radiology services, and a broad array of acute hospital and specialty services.  For more information about SMCS and its subsidiaries, please visit www.springfieldmed.org.