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Healthy Teeth

Maintaining Healthy Teeth Could Mean Fewer Bleeds

By Theresa Schaffer, LCSW, Director of Social Work

Published July 6, 2021


Keeping your teeth and gums healthy can help prevent potential bleeds for people with inherited bleeding disorders. HoG's dental care program can help reduce gum disease or unnecessary dental treatments that can result in bleeds.

Our dental care program provides two free dental cleanings per year to qualified clients. This is the number of recommended dental visits by the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Steps for Living.

You must meet the following requirements to qualify for the program:

  • Be an HoG client with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or another inherited bleeding disorder
  • Reside in Georgia and have been a permanent resident of Georgia for one year
  • Provide proof of financial need

To apply, please call Theresa Schaffer, LCSW, director of social work, at 770-518-8272.