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Greylock Federal Credit Union Donates $12,500 to Hillcrest Educational Foundation

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Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.                                                          
788 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Greylock Federal Credit Union Donates $12,500 to Hillcrest Educational Foundation

PITTSFIELD, Mass. Apr. 27, 2016 – Greylock Federal Credit Union has donated $12,500 to Hillcrest Educational Foundation in support of our Annual “Bees” Prendergast Reception and Hillcrest Dental Care’s program to provide dental health education in local schools.

The 2016 Annual St. Patrick’s Reception was held at the Country Club of Pittsfield on March 18, with a great show of support from the local community, including Greylock Federal Credit Union, who was the lead sponsor of the event.

Throughout February and March Hillcrest Dental Care gave presentations at 8 local schools and day care centers to educate children on the importance of oral health and the role it plays in a person’s overall health. We’re proud to have reached 479 students during this time and look forward to continuing the program next year!

Hillcrest’s Director of Development and Community Relations, Tim Gallagher said of the generous donation, “Greylock continuously steps up to the plate and supports our efforts in creating a healthier community here in Berkshire County”.


About Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.:

A top area employer, Hillcrest Educational Foundation is a local, private not-for-profit parent company of three subsidiaries and one affiliate agency. They include:

  • Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. providing therapeutic treatment and special education to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the Northeast. Their campuses include a day student academy, and autism program, and three residential schools.
  • Hillcrest Community Support Services offers a broad range of psychological services, counseling and evaluations for individuals, families and schools in Berkshire County through Hillcrest Community Support Services.
  • Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. is a complete general family dentistry practice and the largest provider in Western Massachusetts of oral healthcare services to MassHealth recipients and special needs patients. Hillcrest Dental Care has two locations; one in Pittsfield, MA and one in North Adams, MA
  • Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc., an affiliate of Hillcrest, is a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center for child abuse victims and their non-offending family members located at 63 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.

Hillcrest’s Administrative Offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available at www.hillcrestec.org or by contacting Katrina Cardillo, kcardillo@hillcrestec.org or (413) 499-7924 x114. Hillcrest can also be found on Facebook.

Media Contact:
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.
Katrina Cardillo
Director of Communications
413-499-7924 ext. 114


Hillcrest Dental Care Oral Health Education Outreach Program Expansion








Oral Health Education Outreach Program Expansion

In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. has begun another exciting round of school visits through our Oral Health Education Outreach Program. Thanks to the generosity of the MDS Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Greylock Federal Credit Union, and Hillcrest Hospital, we have raised funds to expand the program this year and aim to teach 1,500 children in 30 different schools and day care centers about the benefits of good oral health care and proper nutrition. The program will provide information and resources to children and parents about dental benefits for children, increase awareness of oral health services offered by many, and, most importantly, increase access to oral health care for children and their families.


Program Details

Trained HDC staff visit schools and day care centers to introduce students to the basics of good oral health with hands-on, engaging classroom presentations. Each presentation is tailored to the age and cognitive functioning of the group’s presentations. HDC uses Interactive games and props during presentations teach the importance of nutrition and proper oral health care. As a bonus, all children in attendance receive a toothbrush, a timer, toothpaste, floss, school supplies, and a small toy, as well as brochures for parents, including information on how to access MassHealth benefits for dental coverage. These materials provide essential knowledge to parents about the connection between oral health and the total health of the body with the primary focus on the important role of dental clinics as providers of compassionate care and comprehensive services.

As HDC has done in years past, school presentations launched in February to coincide with National Children’s Oral Health Month. To extend the celebration and ensure we can reach as many children as possible, presentations run through March. HDC is very much looking forward to spreading the word about oral health care and encouraging healthy smiles throughout the Berkshires and beyond.


Pittsfield, MA Location
788 South Street
M-F 7:50 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(413) 445-6680

North Adams, MA Location
77 Hospital Drive, Suite 102
Th,F 7:50 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(413) 346-4242


Hillcrest Dental Care


Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, general family dentistry practice providing preventative dentistry and compassionate, quality dental treatment to meet each patient’s individual needs. We believe every patient deserves our focused attention and best efforts to provide him/her with a very positive experience and outcome. The practice depends on the success of these efforts.

A comprehensive approach to dental care is the foundation of our practice. At Hillcrest, we feature a quality and service-oriented practice that offers all phases of dentistry. Hillcrest Dental Care dentists provide patients with thorough diagnosis and treatment options, offering state-of-the-art procedures and techniques to complete patient care. We offer expert care with minimum discomfort and promote regular preventive care so patients can enjoy a lifetime of good dental health.

The Hillcrest Dental Care practice has eight treatment rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and a highly-trained staff. We are conveniently located at 788 South Street in Pittsfield, MA and recently opened a North Adams, MA location. The Pittsfield office is open Monday through Friday from     7:50 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the North Adams office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:50 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

ToothFebruary was National Children’s Oral Health Month
Hillcrest Dental Care took part in National Children’s Oral Health Month by visiting students in several elementary schools in Berkshire County with support from donations from Greylock Federal Credit Union & TD Charitable Foundation.  Registered dental hygienists from Hillcrest Dental Care volunteered their time for the third consecutive year, to visit with local students to talk with them about good oral hygiene and nutrition.

According to the CDC, although there have been notable declines in tooth decay among children and adults over the past three decades, tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 6 to 11 years (25%) and of adolescents aged 12 to 19 years (59%).  Tooth decay is four times more common than asthma among adolescents aged 14 to 17 years (15%).

The Hillcrest Dental Care hygienists visit the schools and meet with pre-school through 4th grade classrooms and focus on teaching children that they are partners with them in caring for their teeth. Children learn how cavities can be avoided with a balanced diet, healthy snacks, and brushing and flossing each day. Regular dental check-ups are also a key to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Hillcrest Dental Operations Director Tricia Hunt said, “The good news is that tooth decay and other oral diseases that can affect children are preventable.  With the continued support from Greylock Federal Credit Union and TD Charitable Foundation, National Children’s Oral Health Month provides the ideal time to reach out to our community and provide education and materials on the importance of good oral health.  We look forward to continuing to do this year after year”.