Key Dentist Training Program Receives Education Grant

August 2, 2013

Michael Carrese
Marketing and Communications

(BURLINGTON, VT)  The Northeast Delta Foundation has given a $14,000 grant to the Fletcher Allen/University of Vermont Dental Residency Program to support continuing education opportunities.  This is the third year the Foundation has provided funding for the program, which is the only residency in the state for training and recruiting new dentists.

“We truly appreciate the continued generous support from the Northeast Delta Foundation which helps us provide important educational opportunities for our residents,” said Dental Residency Program Director Janet Thomason Miccolo, DDS. 

The program attracts dental graduates from throughout the country and offers them rotations in general dentistry at the Community Health Centers of Burlington and Plainfield, as well as a hospital rotation at Fletcher Allen Health Care.   Their experience includes treatment of urgent care in the emergency department, anesthesia education, oral surgery, and general medicine training at the hospital.  In addition, residents learn about many of the business and personal skills via the didactic portion of the residency to improve their transition to successful dental practice.

"We are happy to award this grant as we feel it is very important to provide new dentists with training opportunities in Vermont and hope they continue to practice in the state,” said Foundation treasurer Kathleen B. Walker.

The Foundation has funded Vermont oral health programs for 17 years.  It offers dental insurance programs for organizations of all sizes and for individuals and families that have no access to employer-sponsored dental benefits.  Learn more at

For more information about the Dental Residency Program at Fletcher Allen Health Care/UVM, contact Dr. Miccolo at 802-264-8108 or