By: Beau Boughamer
Currently, 39 percent of the state population lacks dental insurance coverage, less than half of the public water systems are fluoridated and many children — even some with Medicaid coverage for dental care — don’t access that care.
Dr. Skip Homicz, dental director, Families First Community Health Center, said the report is a strategic plan to address what has become a nationwide problem. And he said the state could learn a thing or two from the Portsmouth health center.
“I’m really passionate about Families First,” Homicz said. “I just think it’s a great model that lends itself to approaching the at-risk population that can’t access care. And it’s not just oral care; the center treats everything.”