Waldo County Dental Care Receives $ 7,500 Grant

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BELFAST – Waldo County Dental Care (WCDC) received a grant of $ 7,500 from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation. The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation provides funds to organizations whose services help improve the accessibility of oral health care and education in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Funds provided by Northeast Delta Dental will be used to replace worn and broken instruments needed to provide preventive and restorative oral health care. Not having a sufficient number of instruments to meet the daily needs of the practice slows down the delivery of care. Over the past 18 months, WCDC has seen increased demand for services, with a longer-than-normal waitlist for new appointments due to a backlog of patients seeking services after the COVID-shutdown. 19 in spring and summer 2020.

“Replacing this equipment will allow us to better meet the needs of our community and continue to provide high quality oral health care to our patients. Kent Clark, MD, chief medical officer at WCGH, said in a press release.

As Waldo County’s only safety-net dental clinic, WCDC provides much-needed oral health care to low-income and uninsured patients in Waldo and Knox counties. Dental services provided by WCDC include cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings and extractions. In some cases, dentures are available, although additional charges may apply. For more information, please call WCDC at 505-4910.

To ensure patients receive the best and safest care, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital have implemented additional safety measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about how we’ve created a safe space for patients, visit mainehealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19/safe-appointments.

MaineHealth encourages everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the best way to end the pandemic. Vaccines are available at the PBMC pharmacy, PBMC walk-in care, WCGH walk-in care, and from our primary care providers.

Northeast Delta Dental Foundation

The mission of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is to improve access and quality of oral health care and education for the public and dental communities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. This
mission aligns with Northeast Delta Dental’s mission to increase access to oral health education and dental services.

Waldo County General Hospital

Waldo County General Hospital is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system comprised of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive network of behavioral health care, diagnostic services, health agencies at home and more than 1,600 salaried and independent doctors working together as part of a responsible healthcare organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest healthcare system in northern New England and provides preventative care, diagnostics and treatment to 1.1 million people in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit wcgh.org.

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