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UNE College of Dental Medicine student featured in ‘Manchester Journal’

Nicholas Guy
Nicholas Guy (photo courtesy of Battenkill Valley Health Center)

December 14, 2017

Nicholas Guy
Nicholas Guy examines a dental patient (photo courtesy of Battenkill Valley Health Center)
Nicholas Guy at BVHC (photo courtesy of Battenkill Valley Health Center)
Nicholas Guy at BVHC (photo courtesy of Battenkill Valley Health Center)

Nicholas Guy (CDM ’18) has been spotlighted for his recent externship at Battenkill Valley Health Center (BVHC) in Arlington, Vermont. As reported by the Manchester Journal, Guy is concluding his three-month training at BVHC, where he studied under Stephen Phillips, D.D.S., adjunct assistant professor in the College of Dental Medicine.

"You get to see it all, and the unique thing about coming to a community health center like this is that we have medical right across the hall," Guy explained. "You really get those interprofessional workings, which are a little different than going to a stand-alone private dental practice. It almost becomes a one-stop-shop for the community."  

Phillips, who described Guy as “the apple of his eye," said that having a student extern made it easier for the health center to accommodate same-day emergencies. “He got a little taste of everything; especially extractions and fillings," said Phillips. "The volume is really good because dentistry is really repetitious. The more you do the better you get; it's like riding a bike." 

Guy was enthusiastic about his experience, saying “That's kind of a mission for my school, trying to get dentists into rural underserved communities. It's an experience like no other; you really become the community's dentist. I think anyone would be lucky to come back and serve the greater Arlington community."

Read the story in the Manchester Journal


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