School-Based Dental Center
at the Integrated Arts Academy (IAA) at H.O. Wheeler School
6 Archibald Street
CHCB and the Burlington School District started the School-Based Dental Center Program at IAA in 2004. All children who are Burlington School District students or siblings of students, who are enrolled in Medicaid, Dr. Dynasaur or are low-income and uninsured and have not seen a dentist in the past year, are welcome.
School-Based Dental Center
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:45pm*
*Closed for lunch 11:30am – 12pm
Dental Providers at School-Based Dental Center
Rian Stewart, DMD attended dental school at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated with honors in 2008. Dr. Stewart has a particular interest in pediatric dentistry and global healthcare training and service. Dr. Stewart is the proud father of two young daughters. When not seeing patients at CHCB, he enjoys backpacking, skiing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Elicia Thompson, DDS grew up in Sacramento, California. She attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington. Upon graduating in 2006, she completed their General Practice Residency program. After finishing her training, she helped develop and practiced for the dental clinic of the St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling, Louisiana. Dr. Thompson relocated to Vermont with her husband in 2009. Before joining the CHCB team, she worked in private practice in Franklin County, Vermont. When not at work, she and her husband enjoy hiking, kayaking, and generally taking advantage of all the natural resources Vermont has to offer!
Michele Cannon, EFDA has worked for the Community Health Centers of Burlington for almost 20 years. For most of her career she worked as a Certified Dental Assistant, and was fortunate to gain experience working in triage and at the front desk over the years as our office expanded. She was also sent to the American Red Cross and became CHCB’s CPR/AED/First Aid instructor for a few years, which she really enjoyed. Three years ago she attended the Center for Technology and obtained her license as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Nothing makes her happier than giving our patients a smile they can be proud of! Michele loves being involved in our dental community and served as the President of the Vermont Dental Assistants Association and is currently on the board for the Center for Technology in Essex. In her free time she is a very busy soccer mom to two beautiful boys, and loves to be outdoors doing anything active.
Jennifer Frank Gamage, CDA, EFDA is a lifelong resident of Vermont. She graduated from the Essex Vocational Center in Dental Assisting in 1993. She attended Champlain College for liberal Studies and web page design, and then returned to the dental field as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant in 2002. She lives in Colchester with her husband, son, and dog. She enjoys gardening, fishing, downhill skiing, and watching hockey.
Raba Hebib, EFDA completed the Dental Assisting Program in 2003 at the Center for Technology in Essex, VT. She completed the Expended Function Dental Assistant Program at the Center for Technology in 2009. EFDA qualifications allow her to place all Fillings, Sealants, Composites, Amalgam and assist in various dental procedures. She was awarded Dental Assistant of the year in 2007. Raba currently lives in Essex with her husband and children. Raba has been with CHCB since 2004.
Katelyn Denton, RDH recently graduated from Vermont Technical College and is working toward earning her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in May of 2015. Outside of her work at CHCB, she enjoys traveling, relaxing on the beach, running, and spending time with family and friends.
Brittney Gendreau, RDH graduated with honors and received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Vermont Technical College in May, 2010. She continued her education with VTC and obtained her BA in Dental Hygiene in 2012, and went on to receive her MBA from UMASS in 2018. When Brittney’s not working at CHCB’s Dental Center, she enjoys tennis, hiking and cooking.
Rachel Joecks, RDH graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2006 with an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She grew up in Weybridge, Vermont and practiced in Middlebury before coming to the CHCB. She lives in South Burlington with her husband and two young children. Some of her interests outside of work include snowboarding, horseback riding, traveling, hiking, golfing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Carmen I. Negron-Dupee, BS, RDH has a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, both from the University of Puerto Rico. She worked at a Periodontal practice for five years before moving to the Boston, MA area in 2002, where she worked at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and in two general private practices. In 2007, she moved to Vermont and continued practicing clinical dental hygiene. Carmen has a great passion for dental hygiene, and really enjoys educating patients to help change their attitudes towards oral health and improve their smiles and quality of life. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She loves to read, learn, travel, garden, and quilt.