Dental Clinic Moving, Looking for New Dentist



ELLSWORTH — The Maine Coast Community Dental Clinic is moving and looking for a new dentist.

 

The clinic will reopen in February on Christian Ridge Road at Downeast Health Services, which is the umbrella organization that runs the clinic.

Also, Downeast Health is recruiting a new dentist for the clinic.

Dr. Timothy Oh, who was hired in July 2008 to serve as the clinic director, has left.

Kathie Norwood, executive director of Downeast Health, declined to elaborate on Oh’s departure other than to say, “It didn’t work out.”

Dr. Oh declined to comment on his departure but said he is pursuing opportunities to continue working and providing dental care in Hancock County.

“Over the nearly two years that I was with the clinic, we saw over 5,000 visits and therefore have been able to get to know the community very well,” Oh said. “I feel a deep commitment to providing services for families and children in the area.”

As far as the move to Christian Ridge Road, Norwood said that plan had been in the works for a while.

“The goal for a long time had been to put all the programs under one roof,” said Norwood. “We had looked at the Moore School, but it became just so cost prohibitive it wasn’t going to work out.”

The clinic will begin seeing patients in its new location on Feb. 19, which is the national Give Kids a Smile Day.

Dr. Wendy Alpaugh, who practices in Deer Isle-Stonington, will volunteer her services that day as well as a few other local dentists.

For more health news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

admin

Latest posts by admin (see all)