STCC to host Community Dental Day on Dec. 9
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College Dental Hygiene program and the Valley District Dental Society will co-host the first Community Dental Day on Dec. 9.
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 clinic in Building 20 at STCC will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. 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 Martin A. Wohl, D.D.S., one of the dentists who supervises students treating patients at STCC. “We will not be providing 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.”
We’re excited about Community Dental Day, and the dentists are excited about it, too. The doctors feel they can provide a valuable service, and they can help people that generally can’t find the care they seek.Martin A. Wohl, D.D.S., a dentist who supervises STCC students
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, and the dentists are excited about it, too,” Wohl said. “The doctors feel they can provide a valuable service, and they can help people that generally can’t find the care they seek. Community Dental Day will hopefully have people start to think of either here or elsewhere as a dental home.”
STCC will welcome anyone who needs care that day, but Wohl recommends contacting the dental hygiene clinic in advance to make an appointment for Community Dental Day. Call (413) 755-4900.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and celebrating its 50th Anniversary, STCC is located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, and 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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Dentist Martin A. Wohl, D.D.S., supervises STCC dental hygiene student Tristina Fay as they treat Drew Duquette at the STCC dental hygiene clinic.
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