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Massachusetts - Community Health Connections Inc. - AEGD

Community Health Connections serves an estimated 26,000 uninsured and under-insured residents of North Central Massachusetts. Each of the four sites serves as permanent medical and dental centers in the towns of Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner. The centers provide primary family medical care, HIV and Hepatitis C services, preventive and restorative dental care, oral surgery, behavioral health services. CHC also provides supporting services such as school based services, access to specialty services, community outreach, health benefits counseling and assistance, health education and transportation. CHC serves as a family practice residency training site for University of Massachusetts Medical School and Health Alliance Hospital, the local community teaching hospital, as well as LMC Dental’s AEGD program.

In the dental department, residents will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and training in a wide range of dental services, including:

  • Operative dentistry
  • Restoration of the edentulous space (primarily removable prosthodontics)
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Endodontic therapy (anterior and posterior teeth)
  • Oral surgery, socket preservation and bone grafting procedures
  • Evaluation & treatment of dental emergencies
  • Pain & anxiety control utilizing behavioral and/or pharmacologic technique
  • Implantology: Residents receive instruction and supervision in the diagnosis and treatment planning of implant dentistry, including prosthodontic restoration of implants. Implants are placed by the supervisors and residents may place implants under direct supervision.
  • Invisalign: Residents will have access to clear aligner technology which is virtually invisible way to improve patients smile without metal braces for adults and teenagers.

Residents will learn the latest techniques and technologies, including:

  • CAD-CAM technology (Cerec scanner, mill and oven), which allows for precise and efficient restorations.

With a Cerec machine in the office, residents will also have the unique opportunity to experience the benefits of digital dentistry firsthand, including:

  • Faster turnaround times
  • Increased accuracy

Name NYU Langone Dental Medicine - Fitchburg, MA
Number AEGD1534
Description You may use the name and number noted above to locate this site in the ADEA Pass Application.
Organization Address

326 Nichols Road
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420

Contact information

Dr. Shirley Austin
Dental Director - Massachusetts

Website www.chcfhc.org

Community Health Connections Inc. - Fitchburg
326 Nichols Road
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420

Total # of operatories 9
Electronic records Yes
Digital Radiology Yes

Contact us for more information on our residency programs.

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