KVHC Dentistry

KVHC Dentistry

dentist2 Oral Health is essential to your overall health and well being. Our skilled dental team is here to provide you and your family access to comprehensive dental care. We are committed to providing a dental home to each and every patient. A home that is affordable, accessible, and inclusive to all your dental needs.

Dental Hours of Operation

Millinocket Clinic: 7:30am – 5:30pm Tuesday-Friday
Houlton Clinic: 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday-Thursday
Ashland, Brownville, Patten, Shin Pond Clinics: Call For Appointment
 
Dental Services
Dental Cleanings Sealants Fillings Crown/Bridge
Root Canal Therapy Dental Emergencies Tooth Extractions Periodontal Services
 
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Insurances

We accept all insurances, including MaineCare. We are a premier provider with Northeast Delta Dental, and share their mission to improve access to and quality of oral health care in Maine. Dental insurance is intended to cover some, but not all of the cost of your dental care. Most plans include co-insurance & deductibles which must be paid by the patient at the time of service. We can file most insurance claims for you. Please bring in your insurance plan info, and we will work with you to insure that you receive the maximum benefits. We accept Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.   dentist-09 Payment Plans: Do you require a payment plan to help you budget for your dental visit? KVHC Dental Services offers payment plans via the Citi Health Card. You can qualify for a plan with no interest due for up to 24 months! Talk to your dental Patient Service Representative for more information at your next visit. KVHC Sliding Fee: Did you know that the KVHC Sliding Fee Program includes a dental sliding fee benefit? Click here to view the KVHC Sliding Fee webpage for more information and to sign up today!

Give Kids a Smile 2017 – A Success!

Katahdin Valley Health Center hosted a Give Kids a Smile event at its dental clinics located in Ashland, Houlton and Millinocket during the months of February & March. Give Kids a Smile is the cornerstone of National Children’s Dental Health Month and sponsored by the American Dental Association in order to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health.  This year our Independent Practice Dental Hygienists provided free dental care to uninsured children under the age of eighteen.  KVHC provided over $ 5299 worth of dental care to 19 children who signed up for the events. Services   included, oral inspections, dental x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants According to Nancy Bears and Jayde Shannon two of the participating hygienists, “A one day event like Give Kids a Smile is not a cure all.    We are proud of what we accomplished during these events, but there is no way all of these children’s needs could be met in a single day. It’s important for us to make it known that good oral health is required for good overall health and that dental care in the form of daily oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing at home and check-ups in the dental office are necessary to ensure a healthy child. Untreated dental disease is painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional, and social development.  Kids with untreated dental decay can’t eat or sleep properly; they can’t concentrate in school, not to mention how it affects them emotionally.  Unfortunately, we are unlikely to wipe out untreated dental disease in America until we as a society get serious about prevention at an early age.”  It should also be mentioned that the bacteria that cause dental decay are transferred to the mouths of young children from other family members who have active dental disease.  Parents and children who have untreated dental disease, should not share food items or utensils and should have their mouth treated by a dental professional to avoid a cycle of infection. Katahdin Valley Health Center would like to thank its dedicated team of dental professionals for donating their time to make a difference in the lives of the children and families who participated in this year’s Give Kids a Smile event.  We’d also like to thank the area Headstart Programs, School Districts, and other organizations who helped promote the event. Katahdin Valley Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing quality, low-cost health care to the Katahdin region. KVHC has clinics located in Patten, Houlton, Island Falls, Millinocket, Ashland and Brownville.