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 screenings, teeth cleanings, temporary fillings and fluoride treatments right in school.
Our educational programs give teachers the resources they need to help their students learn about oral health, and our in-school presentations teach them how to have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Most importantly, we help children become comfortable with going to the dentist. And that’s really something to smile about!
Whether you’re a parent, an educator, a sponsor, or a dentist, we’re looking forward to working together with you! And don’t forget to brush and floss every day, and visit the dentist for regular check-ups – a healthy smile will last a lifetime!
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.
Dr. Patricia Timmeny recognized for 20 years of service to Children's Dental Network!
From left to right, Hope Saltmarsh, GDOHCC Executive Director, Dr. Patricia Timmeny, Kathleen Baroni, GDOHCC President of Board of Directors.
From 1993-2013, Dr. Timmeny, a Londonderry orthodontist, volunteered her time as supervising dentist for GDOHCC. For several recent years, Dr. Rachel Polgrean who works with Dr. Timmeny at Apple Tree Orthodontics, also served as a GDOHCC supervising dentist.
This school year, GDOHCC is very fortunate to have Derry orthodontist, Dr. Stephen Caldwell and Derry dentist Dr. Brenda Berkal serving as supervising dentists. They join Dr. Sarah Finne of Hampstead who has been providing this support for many years. Together, these volunteers have been made it possible for thousands of area children, who otherwise would not have, to receive valuable preventive dental services like dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and temporary fillings in their schools. THANK YOU!!