Working Together for Healthier Kids

Healthy Smiles Lead to Happier Kids

 

 

The Children's Dental Network and the Salem Children's Dental Network are pleased to return to schools for the 2023-24 school year. If your child does not have access to dental care, please print a permission form below, complete both sides and return to your school nurse as soon as possible. If your child has a dental concern or is in pain, please call 603-434-2327 for assistance. We hope you find our website and resources helpful as we feel every child deserves a healthy smile!

   

The Children's Dental Network is proud to be celebrating 30 years providing oral health prevention and education to the children in our communities!! 

                                                    MISSION

The mission of the Children's Dental Network is to improve oral health for children in the Greater Derry area through education, delivery of services and facilitation of improved access to oral health services.

At Children’s Dental Network, we make kids happier and healthier by introducing them to good dental habits at an early age. Together with school districts throughout the Greater Derry and Salem areas, we make obtaining dental care easy and affordable by providing free and low-cost dental screenings, cleanings, sealants, temporary fillings and fluoride treatments during school hours. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to review and print a permission form for your student or child. 

Our educational programs give teachers the resources they need to help their students learn about good oral health and our in-school dental presentations teach them how to have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Most importantly, we help children become comfortable with visiting the dentist. Now that’s really something to smile about!

Whether you’re a parent, an educator, a sponsor or a dentist, we look forward to working together with you!  Also, don’t forget to brush and floss every day and visit the dentist for regular check-ups – a healthy smile will last a lifetime!

     Listen to a short segment of NH Public Radio's Giving Matters program about                                                    Children's Dental Network.

                                   

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/10/18/metro/thousands-boston-public-school-students-cut-off-dental-care/   

"When school closed suddenly in March [due to the outbreak of COVID-19] Boston students not only lost the daily connection to teachers and learning, but dental services that the city’s most vulnerable children depend on for critical care."   

In the October 19, 2020 issue of the Boston Globe, veteran journalist Meghan E. Irons, dives into the importance of school-based dental health programs and access to care for public school students. Read more on the connection between lack of routine dental care and poor oral health, learning loss and the risk of chronic illnesses. 

 

What's Current with Children's Dental Network?  

The link below is a broadcast and video of a recent Salem New Hampshire School Board meeting. This video highlights the work and effort that the Salem School District and their community partners have invested in our program and reveals the importance of a school-based oral health program. With the help of numerous partners and allies, we are able to serve and educate hundreds of children in Salem every year. 

Click here to view!

Permission Forms and Privacy Policy                                       

  •   Permission Forms for residents of Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Chester, Sandown and Hampstead 
          •  Click here for our CDN Flyer
          •  Click here for PreK through Grade 8 Permission Form
          •  Click here to review our Privacy Policy 
 
  •   Permission Forms for residents of Salem
          •  Click here for our SCDN Flyer
          •  Click here for PreK through Grade 12 Permission Form 
          •  Click here to review our Privacy Policy

            *Please mail completed forms to:

                 Children's Dental Network
                 2 Windham Depot Road, Suite 3L
                 Derry, NH 03038 

 

 

 

 

 Thank you to all our school
partners for another successful
year!

Have a great summer!

Please check back in September
for our 2024-25 school calendar

 

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