Rep. William Marsh

NHDS President Dr. Melissa Kennell, left, presented State Rep. William Marsh (D-Wolfeboro) with the Society’s Legislative Appreciation Award on Nov. 5 in Meredith. (Courtesy photo)

MEREDITH — State Representative William Marsh (D-Wolfeboro) received the New Hampshire Dental Society’s Legislative Appreciation Award. Rep. Marsh was given the award during the New Hampshire Dental Society annual fall/winter meeting in Meredith.

Citing Rep. Marsh’s key role on the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force in 2020, NHDS President Dr. Melissa Kennell said that Rep. Marsh — who is a physician — used his medical perspective to help introduce in New Hampshire’s dental practices some of the first safety protocols in the country for health care facilities during the pandemic. Dr. Kennell also cited Rep. Marsh’s outright rejection of political and non-scientific rhetoric that, in 2020, threatened to keep dental offices closed during a mounting oral health crisis that the pandemic sparked. In light of his actions, which helped dental professionals get back to providing care for patients, “The NHDS truly has a friend and partner in Representative Bill Marsh,” Dr. Kennell said.

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