The Wright Center offers dental services at its Hawley Practice; appointments available beginning April 25

The Wright Center for Community Health will conduct regularly scheduled dental clinics at its primary care practice in Hawley, offering residents of Wayne and Pike counties convenient access to affordable oral care including exams, X-rays and cleanings.

The clinics will be held on the second Monday of each month beginning in April at the Hawley Practice, 103 Spruce St. The first clinic is scheduled for April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments may be made for children and adults. Initially, the location will offer basic exams, cleanings and fluoride treatments; however, it is expected that future clinics conducted at the site will also offer expanded services such as fillings, sealants and advanced procedures that currently are available at The Wright Center’s practices in Scranton and Jermyn.

Honesdale-area resident Gay Polt, a longtime public health dental hygienist, will provide the services in Hawley, compassionately handling patients’ routine six-month visits as well as those involving individuals who have not received dental care for an extended period.

The Wright Center accepts most dental insurances, including Delta Dental, Guardian, United Concordia and Medical Assistance (Medicaid), and offers a sliding-fee discount program to individuals who qualify based on income-eligibility guidelines.

Receiving routine oral health care not only lessens the likelihood of developing cavities, tooth pain, gum infections and other mouth troubles, it also promotes good overall health. Plus, a healthy smile can boost an individual’s self-confidence in social settings, including public presentations and job interviews. 

To make an appointment for the Monday-only clinics in Hawley, call the Hawley Practice at 570.576.8081 or the Scranton Practice at 570.941.0630.

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