Dental Clinic aims to help financially strapped people

Dental Clinic aims to help financially strapped people

KI SAWYER — The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center at K.I. Sawyer has added a dentist office to its list of available health care services.

The Sawyer Dental Clinic opened for business January 4th. It took about three months and over $100,000 worth of work to renovate the old dentist office in the building, which was last in use two years ago. At this time, the dentist office is accepting new patients.

Officials with the clinic couldn’t be happier with how things have turned out so far.

“We’re ecstatic. This is something that the community is responding positively to,” said UGL CEO David Simula. The board is excited about this. Organizationally we’re all involved in this. Health centers across the country are on the front edge of a new model in health care, where we provide total healthcare to patients with integrated services,” he added.

“Patients are really appreciative the ones we’ve seen so far,” said Ashley Brintlinger, DDS. “They love that we’re nice and close. A lot of them can just walk here. It’s a really great option for them. A lot patients that we see have Medicaid or the UPHP Plan. Not very many dentists in the area take that. It can get very costly if you have a lot of work that needs to be done. Being able to provide all comprehensive care to those patients is really important.”

If you do or do not have insurance, Sawyer Dental Clinic has affordable options for everyone. The clinic provides a wide range of services, including cleanings, exams, x–rays and more.

To schedule an appointment with the new dentist office, click HERE for more information.