Patients who have low socioeconomic status are most at risk for oral disease and have the least access to dental care. Many people who don’t receive regular dental care rely on their primary care physician to tell them if there is a problem.
resources for dentists
Here is information on Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment, the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System, and the opioid prescribing rule, which went into effect July 1, 2017.
More than 200 primary care practices and 350+ individual and group dental practices are located throughout Vermont. Here is information about FQHCs, Rural Health Centers and free clinics.
We gather data on 40+ health care professions. From this we can calculate ratios of population to provider full-time equivalents, identify and direct resources to areas of greatest need.
A variety of federal and state funded educational loan repayment and loan forgiveness programs are available to health care providers to help meet the needs of Vermonters.
X-ray instruments are insepected regularly, and x-ray facilities are licensed to protect the public from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
The Health Department works with a number of State and community partners on research, quality improvement, and health care reform activities to have a positive impact on pediatric medical care.