Affordable Dental Care — Biddeford
- Need a dental filling? X-Rays?
- Have dental anxiety? Need oral surgery?
- Afraid of going to the dentist?
- Do you have emergency dental pain?
57 Barra Road, Suite 3
Biddeford, ME 04005
Directions & Parking
- Maine Turnpike Exit #32 (no toll)
- At intersection take left onto Route 111 and remain in left hand lane.
- At 2nd traffic light take left into Robert G. Dodge Business Park & Barra Rd
- Continue on Barra Rd past Comfort Suites & Healthcare Drive
- The Biddeford Dental Health Center is in the next building on the left
- There is ample parking and handicapped spaces on the right side of the building.
The entrance to the dental center is in the back of the building.
Located in the Robert G. Dodge Business Park on Rt. 111 across from Southern Maine
Medical Center, the Biddeford Center opened in December 2009 with eight dental operatories,
replacing centers in Sanford and Saco and bringing new state-of-the-art facilities
to the people of York County.
Three fully licensed dentists staff the center with support staff including dental
hygienists, dental assistants, and patient service representatives. Together the
staff provides compassionate, quality oral health care services.
A full range of oral health care is provided at the Center, including restorations
(tooth fillings), crowns, full and partial dentures, oral surgery, periodontics,
endodontics, pedodontics and preventive care (teeth cleanings). Our patient population
is diverse and includes all age groups, as well as special needs patients and people
suffering from dental anxiety.
Patients with dental emergencies can usually be treated within 24 hours.
We accept most private insurance plans and MaineCare, and a sliding fee scale is
available for patients who meet the financial eligibility requirements. Care Credit
is also provided to eligible patients as a payment option and we accept all major
credit cards for payments.
The Biddeford Center works closely with Southern Maine Medical Center to link patients
to needed oral health services on a timely basis. We also partner with community
school oral health programs, Headstart and the St. Louis Child Development Center
to provide a dental home for students who need services.
Ronald G. Sawyer, DMD, joined Community Dental's staff in December, 2008. Dr. Sawyer
received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Tuft's University School of Dental
Medicine in 1974. From 1974 to 1976 he served with the United States Navy Dental
Corps, NAS, Pensacola Florida and from 1976 to 1978 he was Clinical Director of
the Jessie Albert Dental Clinic in Bath, Maine. He was in private practice in Bath
from 1978 until just before joining Community Dental. Dr. Sawyer has been very active
in community service, providing dental screening and dental education to elementary
schools for 30 years.
Laura Fishburn, DMD is a Cum Laude graduate of Marist College, received her Doctor of
Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University in 2013 and joined the Biddeford Dental
Center staff in July of 2013. During her fourth year, Dr. Fishburn participated in a
Community Service Learning Externship at the Winslow Indian Health Care Center in Winslow,
Arizona. Other training and experience includes treating pediatric patients in the Boston
Public Schools and special care patients at Tufts Dental Facilities.
Charles Zois, DDS, joined Community Dental in October 2007. Dr. Zois received his
dental degree from the University of Maryland Dental School. After dental school
he held clinical positions at the Mommouth (NJ) Medical Center, the Royal Dental
Hospital in London, England, and a family practice in central New Jersey. Dr. Zois
moved to Maine in 1969 and managed his own private practice in South Berwick until
Community Dental also partners with the Tufts School of Dental Medicine to provide clinical rotation opportunities for fourth-year dental students.
With a population of 22,000, Biddeford is Maine's sixth largest city. Located along
the I-95 corridor, the City is conveniently situated 15 miles south of Portland
and 90 miles north of Boston and is home to the University of New England.
In terms of natural features, Biddeford's 30 square mile area is as astoundingly
beautiful as it is richly diverse. The downtown area is urban with numerous historic
commercial buildings, churches, textile mills and homes. East of the city lies a
magnificent coastline with stretches of sandy beaches and rocky promontories. Along
the coast are such gems at historic Wood Island Lighthouse and the Rachel Carson
U.S. Wildlife Preserve.
The Saco River, which has its origins in the New Hampshire Mountains meanders along
a largely unspoiled Biddeford shorefront for a distance of 14 miles where it meets
Biddeford also includes the resort communities of Biddeford Pool, Fortunes Rocks,
and Granite Point with numerous picturesque beaches and fishing villages.
Community Dental—Gentle, Safe, and Affordable Dental Care
Our approach is to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes preventative, restorative, and maintenance services by appointment. We accept all and participate in many dental insurance plans, plus MaineCare, Aspire and patient payment in the form of cash, check or credit card for walk-in emergencies of those experiencing dental pain. We are taking new patients and treat all ages, so your whole family can become established patients with us. For more information, including the process to apply for the household income based Sliding Fee Scale, please read more in our
Patient Information Packet or call the Community Dental health center nearest you.