The Wright Center for Primary Care Oral Health Clinic celebrated its official ribbon cutting on Thursday, November 16. Thanks to generous grants from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and the Moses Taylor Foundation, we are now offering a full range of oral health care services to all members of the community.
Northeast Pennsylvania’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) revealed oral health services and education as one of the top five regional health areas for concern. In response to this identified health challenge, The Wright Center for Primary Care began offering basic and preventive oral health services on-site within its Mid Valley location in 2014. The team, led by dentist Dr. Darleen Oleski, has utilized donated, portable equipment to see all patients, regardless of ability to pay, for the past three years.
In 2016, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and the Moses Taylor Foundation infused resources into The Wright Center for Primary Care’s oral health clinic, housed within The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley. The project was completed in late October. The new space accommodates four spacious exam rooms and on-site x-ray capabilities. The expanded dental care team is now able to provide additional services, including extractions and emergency services.