Wright Center to offer dental services at Hawley Practice, providing added convenience for residents of Pike, Wayne counties
The Wright Center for Community Health will conduct weekly dental clinics at its primary care practice in Hawley, offering the area’s residents convenient access to affordable oral care including exams, X-rays and cleanings.
The clinics will be held on Wednesdays beginning in January at the Hawley Practice, 103 Spruce St. The first clinic is scheduled for Jan. 5.
Honesdale-area resident Gay Polt, a longtime public health dental hygienist, will provide the services, compassionately handling patients’ routine, six-month visits as well as those involving individuals who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other circumstances, have not received dental care for an extended period.
“For various reasons, people may have been neglecting their teeth lately,” says Kimberly McGoff, dental services manager at The Wright Center. “We want residents of Wayne and Pike counties to know this clinic is available to them for basic dental services. And if more advanced treatment is needed, we can refer patients to meet later with dentists at either our Scranton Practice or our Mid Valley Practice in Jermyn.”
The Wright Center accepts most dental insurances, including Delta Dental, Guardian, United Concordia and Medical Assistance (aka 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, which can be especially helpful at job interviews, public presentations and other social settings.