Through a funding opportunity under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), aimed at addressing the CNMI’s oral health and well-being for children and adults, the Public Health Dental Clinic has reopened its doors and is currently recruiting for a full-time Dentist. After the untimely closure of the clinic, the Division of Public Health Services is honored to welcome back majority of the clinic’s former staff. As a subprogram of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program, the clinic will continue its efforts in addressing the issues related to the prevalence of dental caries among the young children in the CNMI.
The primary goals under this grant are to increase preventive visits by first birthday or eruption of first tooth, implement restorative referral/case management system, conduct the Sealant Preventive Program, and implement oral health awareness campaigns.
Once the clinic is fully-operational, the services that we will be providing are:
- Oral Examinations
- Oral Prophylaxis
- Dental Sealants Applications
- Fluoride Varnish Applications
- Oral Health Education
- Amalgam/Resin Restorations
- Oral Surgery
Dental Clinic Staff
Chief Dentist: Angie Sabino
Oral Health Project Coordinator / Dental Hygienist: Agnes K. Ripple
Dental Assistant IV: Agnes Nabetinan
Dental Assistant III: Shally Smith
Dental Assistant III: Elizabeth Cruz
Oral Health Assistant: Remy Mae Barcinas
For more information on the Public Health Dental Clinic, please contact the Oral Health Project Coordinator, Agnes K. Ripple at (670) 236-8369 or 236-8744.