Pike Dental Center Expands to Nearly Double Patient Capacity
Honesdale, PA (October 1, 2020) — The Pike Dental Center, which offers comprehensive dental services for children and adults in Lords Valley, has completed the construction of four additional operatories at its existing site at 750 Route 739.
The expansion, making way to generate between 8,500 – 9,000 more visits at the dental center annually, was funded through a $300,000 grant from the Oral Health Infrastructure Grant Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
“With a total of nine available operatories instead of the original five for which the facility was constructed, our dentists and hygienists will have the space needed to better meet the patient demand in Pike County,” stated Frederick Jackson, executive director, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which operates both Pike Dental Center and the Together For Health Dental Center in Honesdale.
“During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, along with other dental providers were forced to suspend preventive care for the safety of our patients and staff,” Jackson added. “We’re happy to have resumed services within a safe environment at both of our dental locations and having a larger physical capacity in Pike is a great advantage.”
As part of its mission as an FQHC, WMCHC provides an estimated half million dollars annually in free and reduced-cost dental services between its two dental sites by utilizing a sliding-fee scale program for patients who qualify.
To request an appointment, call the Pike Dental Center at 570-775-7818. For more information on all of WMCHC’s services, visit wmchc.net.
Photo: One of four new operatories complete with State-of-the-Art equipment at Pike Dental Center.