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Hillcrest Dental Care Recognizes National
Children's Health Month with Visits to Local Schools

March 1, 2012 - Pittsfield - February was National Children's Dental Health Month and Hillcrest Dental Care took part in this month-long observance by visiting students in several elementary schools in Berkshire County with support from a $2,500 donation from Greylock Federal Credit Union. Registered dental hygienists from Hillcrest Dental Care volunteered their time for the second consecutive year, to visit with local students to talk with them about good oral hygiene and nutrition.

Hillcrest Dental Operations Director Tricia Hunt said, "This is one of my favorite programs because the children respond so positively and truly enjoy the sessions. It's fun for us as well. Our team personally gets as much from this outreach as the kids do learning about healthy oral hygiene habits".

According to the May 2000 Surgeon General's report, Oral Health in America, dental caries (tooth decay) is the single most common chronic childhood disease - 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever. And of the 4 million children born each year, more than half will have cavities by the time they reach 2nd grade, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

"When problems in the mouth go unnoticed or untreated, they can spread to other places in the body. That's why preventative care is so important for children at this stage in their growth," said Hunt.

The hygienists visit the schools and meet with pre-school through 4th grade classrooms and focus on teaching children that they are partners with them in caring for their teeth. Children learn how cavities can be avoided with a balanced diet, healthy snacks, brushing and flossing each day. Regular dental check-ups are also a key to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Schools that have been or will be visited in March are Sterns Elementary School, Robert T. Capeless Elementary School, Egremont Elementary, Allendale Elementary School all in Pittsfield; Craneville Elementary in Dalton; North Adams Elementary School; and Lee Elementary School. In all, over 1,000 students have been part of this program.

 

Hillcrest Dental Care Recognizes National
Children’s Health Month With Visits to Local Schools

February 2011 – Pittsfield - February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Hillcrest Dental Care is taking part in this month-long observance by visiting students in several elementary schools in Berkshire County. Registered dental hygienists from Hillcrest Dental Care are volunteering their time to visit with local students to talk with them about good oral hygiene and nutrition.

Hillcrest Dental Operations Director Tricia Chadbourne said, “February gives Hillcrest Dental a wonderful opportunity to get out in the community to talk to kids. The kids have so much fun, they don’t realize they are learning about good oral hygiene habits.”

According to the May 2000 Surgeon General's report, Oral Health in America, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related conditions.

“What and when children eat may affect not only their general health but also their oral health. Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self-esteem. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong,” said Chadbourne.

The hygienists that are visiting the schools and meeting with pre-school through 3rd grade classrooms and focusing on teaching children that they are partners with them in caring for their teeth and teaching the children the importance of healthy snacks and good habits that equal happy smiles. The Hillcrest Dental Care team message to the children and their parents is that cavities can be avoided with a balanced diet, healthy snacks, brushing and flossing each day and regular dental check-ups are also a key to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. This is an important message as of the 4 million children born each year, more than half will have cavities by the time they reach 2nd grade, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Schools that have been or will be visited are the childcare program at Berkshire Community College, the Teen Parent Program in Pittsfield, Kittredge Elementary School in Hinsdale, Silvio Conte Elementary and Egremont Elementary in Pittsfield along with Lee Elementary School and Craneville Elementary in Dalton.

Chadbourne said, “Our feedback from the schools and parents is that the program has a positive impact, and we believe it’s the best way to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month.”

Children also receive gift bags with toothbrushes, toothpaste and other items, courtesy of Hillcrest Dental Care.

About Hillcrest Dental Care
Hillcrest Dental Care is a comprehensive general, family dentistry practice providing preventative dentistry and compassionate, quality dental treatment to meet each patient’s individual needs, in a caring environment. Hillcrest Dental Care was founded in 1985 to provide quality oral healthcare to the children of Hillcrest Educational Centers for whom access to oral healthcare was a major challenge, because of their special needs. Since its establishment, Hillcrest Dental Care has steadily expanded, opening its doors to anyone in search of top-quality oral healthcare and accepts all insurances. The practice has eight treatment rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and is located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available throughout our Web Site.

About Hillcrest Educational Centers
Hillcrest Educational Centers is a private not-for-profit organization providing treatment and special education services to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs. Hillcrest operates the Housatonic Academy, Berkshire County's only therapeutic day school located in Pittsfield, as well as three residential treatment centers located in Lenox and Great Barrington. Administrative offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available throughout our Web Site.

 

Hillcrest Dental Care Hires Oral Surgeon
New Service Offering

May 12, 2010 – Pittsfield – Hillcrest Dental Care has announced the addition of oral surgeon Elliot Greenfeld, D.D.S., bringing a new service to the dental practice.

Hillcrest Dental Operations Director Tricia Chadbourne said, “We are delighted to have Dr. Greenfeld join our dental team. The need for oral surgery is increasing in Berkshire County, and with Dr. Greenfeld on board, we are able to provide patients with oral surgery in a timely fashion.”

Chadbourne added, “This is an important addition to our dental services and to our mission of providing comprehensive dental care to Berkshire County residents. Excellent patient care is our top priority at Hillcrest Dental Care.”

Dr. Greenfeld’s area of expertise includes performing difficult extractions along with erupted or impacted wisdom teeth.

A recent expansion project of Hillcrest Dental Care constructed and equipped two new treatment operatories, allowing Hillcrest Dental to take on additional patients and has created four new full time jobs, including two dentists.

Dr. Greenfeld graduated from Ohio State University in 1956 and received his doctorate in dental surgery from New York University’s College of Dentistry in 1960. Dr. Greenfeld began his own private practice in the Berkshires in 1963. Since retiring in 2004, Dr. Greenfeld has continued to mentor at Berkshire Medical Center. Dr. Greenfeld was Vice Chief of Staff at BMC for three years prior to being appointed Chief of Staff and served as Chair of the Division of Oral Surgery from 1971 to 1973. He is a past instructor with the BMC Dental Residency program and directed the program from 1986 to 1996.

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Dr. Greenfeld was board certified in oral surgery in 1967 and served as a member of the faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has been a delegate to the Massachusetts Dental Society and a consultant to the American Dental Association’s Council. He is also a past head of the Berkshire District Dental Society. Greenfeld and his wife, Barbara, reside in Pittsfield.

Hillcrest Dental Care is accepting new oral surgery patients. Interested persons may call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Greenfeld at 413-445-6680.

About Hillcrest Dental Care
Hillcrest Dental Care is a comprehensive general, family dentistry practice providing preventative dentistry and compassionate, quality dental treatment to meet each patients individual needs, in a caring environment. Hillcrest Dental Care was founded in 1985 to provide quality oral healthcare to the children of Hillcrest Educational Centers for whom access to oral healthcare was a major challenge, because of their special needs. Since its establishment, Hillcrest Dental Care has steadily expanded to support other special needs clients, as well as opening its doors to anyone in search of top-quality oral healthcare. The practice has eight treatment rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and is located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available at Hillcrest Educational Centers.

About Hillcrest Educational Centers
Hillcrest Educational Centers is a private not-for-profit organization providing treatment and special education services to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs. Hillcrest operates the Housatonic Academy, Berkshire County's only therapeutic day school located in Pittsfield, as well as three residential treatment centers located in Lenox and Great Barrington. Administrative offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available at Hillcrest Educational Centers.

 
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