Community Dental Day returns to STCC Oct. 27
The event provides an opportunity for area residents who might not be receiving any dental care to obtain free treatment and schedule follow-up visits.
The dental hygiene and dental clinics in Building 20 at STCC will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Valley District Dental Society licensed dentists, together with STCC dental hygiene and assisting students, will offer patient education, health screenings, diagnosis, X-rays and other types of urgent care.
“It will not be unlimited care, but there will be such treatment as fillings, extractions, sealants and taking care of urgent issues,” said Dr. Martin A. Wohl, D.D.S., one of the dentists who supervises students treating patients at STCC. “We will not provide cleanings, but in diagnosing that someone needs a cleaning, we will be able to schedule a follow-up visit. We will be able to put them into the system to get routine cleanings.”
While Community Dental Day will be free, patients can return to STCC for low-cost follow-up care. STCC’s dental hygiene clinic on the second floor of Building 20 offers routine cleanings and various procedures at a reduced cost to residents of the Greater Springfield area. Seventeen dental chairs are set up in an effective and inviting floor plan.
“We’re excited about Community Dental Day,” Wohl said. “We had a wonderful response last time. The doctors feel they can again provide a valuable service, and they can help people that generally can’t find the care they seek. We hope Community Dental Day will get people to start thinking about making either here or elsewhere as a dental home.”
STCC President John B. Cook said the college is proud to join the Valley District Dental Society in hosting the event.
“This is a terrific opportunity for our dental hygiene students to get hands-on experience working with area dentists,” Cook said. “I know the students genuinely enjoy helping people get the care they need. They look forward to participating in Community Dental Day.”
STCC will welcome anyone who needs care that day, but Dr. Wohl recommends contacting the dental hygiene clinic in advance to make an appointment for Community Dental Day. Call (413) 755-4900.
Click here to watch a YouTube video of Dr. Wohl announcing the clinic.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,700 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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Jim Danko, (413) 755-4812, firstname.lastname@example.org