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 received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and philosophy from Saint Mary’s College of California. He then attended dental school at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated with honors in 2008. After five years of working as a dentist in private practice, Dr. Stewart is excited to join the dental team at CHCB. 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!
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, dog, two cats and a fish. She enjoys downhill skiing, camping and gardening.
Sharon Graves, CDA, EFDA is a native Vermonter and brings 35 years of experience to our dental team. The EFDA qualifications allow her to place all fillings, Sealants, and Composites. Sharon also teaches in the Dental Assisting program at Center for Technology at Essex. Sharon is active in her church and volunteers in children’s ministries that benefit hurting children around the world.
Raba Hebib, EFDA moved to Vermont from Bosnia and Hecegovina in 1994. Raba completed the Dental Assisting Program in 2003 at the Center for Technology in Essex, VT. She completed the Expanded 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 lives in Essex with her husband and two daughters. 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 from Vermont Technical College in May 2010 and is in the process of completing her B.A. in Dental Hygiene at Vermont Technical College. When Brittney’s not working at CHCB’s Dental Center, she enjoys tennis, kickboxing, 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. Some of her interests outside of working at CHCB include snowboarding, horseback riding, traveling, hiking, golfing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Marijke Kopecky, RDH is a native Vermonter and graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2011. Currently, she is also planning to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She is a member of ADHA and VDHA. In her free time she enjoys spending time hiking, biking, skiing, traveling, 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.
Hillerie Rock, CDA, received her dental assisting certificate/license in 2001 from the Center for Technology in Essex. She worked with a wonderful dentist in a private practice in Franklin County for five years until he retired, and then became anesthesia certified while working in oral surgery for four years. Hillerie has been with CHCB since February 2009 and is the lead at our School-Based Dental Center located at H.O. Wheeler (IAA). She lives in Saint Albans with her fiancé and her two children.