• Paul Ruseau

Pain, day in and day out

When I was a child I grew up in extreme poverty in rural New Hampshire. One of the features of living in such a situation is that dental care was non-existent.

I remember the pain vividly, and had to spend tens of thousands of dollars as an adult to repair and replace the wreckage of no dental care as a child.

Many students suffer from dental related pain every day. The result of this pain is that the child is significantly disadvantaged in their ability to learn and pay attention to classroom activities.

I am proud to have introduced the DentaCare program to the Medford Public Schools which implemented the program to help identify children in need of dental services and provide referrals, to do limited dental cleanings, and if appropriate dental sealants.

No child should suffer in silence like I did.

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