“I have always been afraid of going to the dentist but this place makes me feel at ease.” Community Dental patient
Access to dental care has been a chronic need in Maine for years, especially for individuals who are low income, uninsured and people living in rural areas. But, fortunately Community Dental has made huge inroads in addressing this need with five centers in Portland, Lewiston, Biddeford, Farmington and Rumford. All five centers provide dental services to privately insured, MaineCare-eligible and uninsured Maine people. A sliding fee scale is available for patients who meet the financial eligibility requirements. Oral health care provided at the centers includes oral health education for children and adults, restorations (tooth fillings), crowns, partial dentures, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, and preventive care (teeth cleanings, molar sealants and fluoride).
The Rumford Center opened in 2008 in the River Valley Technology Center, a renovated historic mill in downtown Rumford that is handicapped accessible. The Center operates with two licensed dentists, Dr. Nicholas Sirois and Dr. Shirwac Mohamed, and support staff of hygienists, dental assistants and patient service representatives. The Center opened with seed funding from Brookfield Power and is supported by State funds, the United Way of Oxford County, the Maine Dental Association, area businesses, dental professionals, and individuals.
Community Dental Rumford partners with Rumford Hospital, Tri-County Mental Health and River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition (RVHCC) to provide patient-centered care and link people to needed health services. Rumford Hospital refers people visiting the Emergency Department for dental disease and pain to the Rumford Center. Tri-County Mental Health and RVHCC ensure that people with mental illness feel comfortable seeking oral health care services.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
60 Lowell Street
Rumford, ME 04276
Contact: Kathy Gregory, Manager of Patient Services & Community Programs