May 1, 2012
Craig resident Joel Sheridan stands outside the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition office at 485 Yampa Ave. Sheridan, a retired Moffat County School District assistant superintendent, volunteers with the dental coalition as well as with Moffat County United Way.
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In 2005, Joel Sheridan noticed a problem. “I had come in contact with a couple situations where some students were missing a lot of school, spending time in the nurse's office because of dental issues,” said Sheridan, then assistant superintendent of the Moffat County School District. To find a solution to the dental problems he saw, Sheridan, now 63, contacted the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition, a nonprofit group that offers comprehensive dental care to area residents in need. “I started talking to the executive director at that time, trying to learn more about what was going on,” Sheridan said. “Through those conversations I ended up being on the board (of directors).”