Community Dental Clinic Celebrates 10 Years
Ten years ago tomorrow, more than 200 people stood in line as the Community Dental Clinic opened in Uptown Martinsville. Today, the Clinic observes its 10th anniversary, having provided more than $8 million in dental services to unemployed or uninsured children and adults. Since the opening, there have been approximately 37,000 patient visits.
Dr. Hartigan Comes Home to Martinsville
It seems like “old home week” for Dr. James Hartigan. He remembers the opening of the Community Dental Clinic in Uptown Martinsville because he was there, as the first dentist at the Clinic on Fayette Street. Now, 10 years later, he was returned to the Clinic, operated by the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation. The Clinic offers reduced fee dental services for the poor or uninsured in the community, providing nearly 5,000 patient visits last year.
Clinic Dentist Says Martinsville Feels Like Home
Dr. Amanda Meade is in her third week in Martinsville, and already she says she feels at home.
Dr. Meade is the new full-time dentist at the Community Dental Clinic, operated by the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation. Now in its ninth year, the Clinic is on Fayette Street in Uptown.
Dental Foundation Prepares for Better Year
While experiencing a challenging 2014-15, the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation now is well positioned to expand its services in the Martinsville-Henry County community.