Improving oral health

From left, Antonella “Antie” Celli, assistant vice president, branch manager, Investors Bank, Pluckemin, NJ, branch; Jennifer Crohn, Matheny development officer; Steve Proctor, Matheny president; and Ada Melendez, Investors Bank vice president, director of community development, and Investors Foundation trustee.

The Investors Foundation, established in 2005 by Short Hills, NJ-based Investors Bank, exists to enrich the lives of New Jersey and New York citizens by supporting initiatives in health and human services as well as in the arts, education, youth development and affordable housing.

The foundation recently donated $5,000 to Matheny, complementing other grants from Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation, Summit Area Public Foundation and Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation, to help Matheny acquire a new Vatech Pax-I digital panoramic x-ray machine for the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry. Panoramic x-ray equipment is essential for detecting undeveloped, crowded or impacted teeth. Because these conditions and jaw deformities are more prevalent among individuals with significant disabilities, panoramic imaging is especially important in the Center of Medicine and Dentistry’s dental clinic.

Services in the dental clinic include x-rays, cleanings, treatment of cavities, extractions, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, root canals, behavior management, cancer screening and biopsies. The services are provided in partnership with the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.