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Featuring John Fitzsimons, DMD, MA
Families First Health Center, Portsmouth, NH
Do you know what it is like to provide comprehensive care for over 2500 clients of a Federally Qualified Health Center? Dr. John Fitzsimons certainly does. In addition to providing comprehensive care to 2500 patients of record, John sees four daily referrals from the Emergency Departments of three Portsmouth- area hospitals. He also works with the Cardiac, Orthopedic, and Oncology teams at Exeter and Portsmouth Regional hospitals to provide pre-surgical treatment and clearance for patients.
He works closely with and is supervising dentist for the school-based program, Seacoast Healthy Grins, coordinated by Cindy Bishop, RDH, BS, CPHDH, administered through Families First Health Center.
Prior to his current position at Families First Health Center in Portsmouth, Dr. Fitzsimons served as General Practice Resident at Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, Maine. He received recognition by earning the award for Outstanding Clinical Excellence in Endodontics. Dr. Fitzsimons holds a DMD degree with honors from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences from the School of Medicine and Division of Dental Public Health. He remains committed to continuing education and in June passed the qualifying exam to become a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.
In the new Medical Management in Public Health Dental Settings course, Dr. Fitzsimons will address systemic conditions and diseases with emphasis on dental hygiene treatment planning and the management of dental and medical emergencies in alternative dental settings. A pharmacology review for common disease states is also planned.
Date: Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Snow date: Saturday, January 24)
NHTI is a NH BODE continuing education provider, and this course meets BODE requirements
for the Certified Dental Public Health (CPHDH) qualification.
For important details on the CPHDH refer to RSA 317-A: 21-e and Den 302.05 (aa) at