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Local residents who can't afford dental care were the beneficiaries of the United Way of Windham County's annual Dental Care Day on May 7. From left to right: Dr. Jeffrey Wallace, dentist, Ian Schrauf, volunteer, a client in the dental chair, and Dr. Lance Miller, dentist.

BRATTLEBORO >> United Way of Windham County's sixth annual Adult Dental Care Day took place on Saturday, May 7.

Windham County residents in need of dental care they could not otherwise afford received dental care from local participating dental offices and their staff who donated their time and expertise. There was a suggested donation of $20 per person.

Dental procedures provided included saving damaged teeth, extractions, fillings as well as x-rays. Individuals also learned how to improve their eating habits, the effects of sugar on their dental health and about smoking cessation.

"Dental Care Day happens thanks to the collaboration of the local dental community working closely with United Way of Windham County to provide this vital service," said Carmen Derby, Executive Director of United Way of Windham County. "This is an excellent example of meeting our community goals of improving access to healthcare."

The 2016 Adult Dental Care Day partners included the Brattleboro Elks Lodge, Vermont 2-1-1 and Rescue, Inc. Other financial and in-kind supporters included Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Deerfield Valley Rotary Club, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Patterson Dental, Northeast Delta Dental, Gouger's Market and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.


The mission of the United Way of Windham County is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. To join United Way in creating HOPE in Windham County, please contact the United Way office at 802-257-4011 or visit