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Healthcare Hero: Dr. Dan Carrier

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MCHD Dentistry office MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The lack of proper dental health is something that plagues many people. That was certainly the case for Brandon before he went to see Dr. Dan Carrier , the program manager at the Monongalia Co. Health Department (MCHD).

Brandon, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, was once addicted to heroin and other substances. However, he has now chosen a life of sobriety and will celebrate his one-year anniversary in March. He managed to turn his life around through Jobs & Hope WV, which helps those with substance use disorder find employment and even provides training.

“It just made sense for us to sign up for Jobs and Hope, Carrier said. “And it took a little bit of time before we got our first patient with it. It took a couple of months, but it was a wonderful experience to treat that patient.”

Through a Jobs & Hope dental voucher, Brandon visited Carrier, who helped him with cavities, root canals and to stabilize other dental issues.

Helping Brandon and others in this way, Carrier said, feels good because it’s what he signed up for when he went to dentistry school. Plus, he said, he likes […]

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