The Free Clinic of the New RiverValley has announced that Rhonda G. Seltz, M.S. has been promoted to the position of Director of Programs.
will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the clinic's programs which include pharmacy, dental and medical.
Seltz has worked with the Free Clinic of the New RiverValley as a Dental Program Consultant since 2007.
Seltz will continue to manage the Dental Program in her new role as Director of Programs.
Along with her
full time position at the Free Clinic
Seltz is also an Assistant Instructor at RadfordUniversity
Prior to coming to the Free Clinic, Seltz was also a social worker for Floyd County Department of Social Services and a Legal Aid in Christiansburg.
and Rhonda Seltz
, Dental Coordinator
- Free Clinic
's Dental Fairy
Next time you're at your dentist's office, you just might see a tooth fairy.
, the Free Clinic
's new dental program volunteer coordinator, has a goal of approaching every dentist in the New River Valley
to ask for their help in supporting the Free Clinic
isn't alone in this effort, she
has a special helper to get her
past the front desk.
A young girl, dressed in a tooth fairy costume, accompanies Seltz
on all of her
visits and has been the key to opening doors with the dentists.
"Before, I could never get past the front desk," said Seltz
Seltz's ambitious goals for the newly expanded dental program center around increasing awareness within the community about the need for dental services, letting people know about the Free Clinic
's services, and moving toward proactive cleaning and education rather than reactive treatment.
also is working with both dental hygiene schools in the area and hopes to be able to provide at least one full day of cleanings at the Free Clinic
"By maximizing the use of volunteers, it becomes a win-win situation," Seltz
"It's a learning experience for the students and provides valuable services to the community."
has had success with local dentists donating services and supplies and plans to follow up with each of them.
"I want to make sure they know on an ongoing basis that they're appreciated," Seltz
Seltz, who was born and raised in the New River Valley, has worked in Los Angeles county and Washington state with the Department of Health and Human Services.
"It's nice to come back to the community and make a difference," Seltz