Tri-County Community Action Program’s Tamworth Dental Center welcomes new Dentist

Tamworth, N.H. (PRESS RELEASE) – Tamworth Dental Center and Clinical Services Division Director, Christina Ferraro, are pleased to welcome Tej A. Shah, D.M.D, to the dental team at Tamworth Dental Center.

The Tamworth Dental Center (TDC) is a Tri-County Community Action Program that provides high quality essential dental care to over 2,500 people from Carroll, Coös, Grafton and Belknap Counties. The goal of the TDC is to improve oral health care in the communities served by Tri-County CAP by providing high quality, affordable dental services in a safe and pleasant environment.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Dr. Shah is proficient in all facets of restorative and preventive dental care. He earned his Bachelors degree at Carnegie Mellon University and his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.) from Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shah was recognized in 2016 for the Raj & Prem Goyal Young Physician Award. He is now accepting new patients at TDC.

“’Preventistry’ is the best kind of dentistry,” said Dr. Shah. “Helping patients help themselves not only can save a trip to the dentist, but it can also improve the oral health of the overall community. I am very pleased to join Tamworth Dental Center as the primary dental provider.”

According to Practice Manager Christina Ferraro, who also attended Tufts School of Dental Medicine, “Our reduced fee services through the Dental Clinic and our School Smiles classroom-based dental program may be the only option for quality dental care for those in our area with Medicaid and Medicare.” Ferraro took over management of the practice in January of this year. “TDC is a full-service dental facility that accepts most forms of private insurance, as well as NH and Maine Medicaid and Medicare. The entire dental team is committed to ensuring that TDC is a friendly, family-centered practice that serves the community with a full range of restorative and preventative services”, she commented.

“Oral health plays an important role in the overall health of individuals and we are pleased to be able to provide this service in the community,” said Jeanne Robillard, TCCAP’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are so fortunate to have Dr. Shah join our practice as the primary dentist. His credentials and skills are impeccable, and his friendly demeanor is a perfect fit for our practice and the people we serve.” 

In addition to most major adult and family dental insurance plans, the Tamworth Dental Center also accepts Care Credit time payment plans and offers reduced rate services to low-income individuals without insurance. TDC also offers other dental health reduced cost programs such as the Ryan White program, New Hampshire Employment program, Senior Care programs, and programs for Veterans.

To schedule an appointment at Tamworth Dental with Dr. Shah, or inquire about the special programs offered at TDC, please call 603-323-SMILE.

About Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc

Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of New Hampshire’s people and communities. We provide opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency and to get involved in helping their neighbors and improving the conditions in their communities.

Tri-County Community Action Program (TCCAP) is a nonprofit, multi-program agency with many projects and service locations. For more information about TCCAP and the many programs offered in the Tri-County area, visit our website at www., call our Business Office in Berlin at 603-752-7001, or contact us at