Affordable Dental Care — Lewiston
- If you have dental anxiety, our dentists can help.
- Do you have emergency dental pain?
- Do you need a cavity filled?
177 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
*Extended hours are available in some locations. Call the dental center for more information.
Driving North on the Maine Turnpike
• Exit 75 – Auburn (no toll required)
• Turn left onto RT 202 E, RT 4 N & RT 100 N
• Follow RT 4 approx 4.5 miles to right turn onto Court Street (follow signs
for Central •Maine Medical Center)
• Court St., Auburn becomes Main Street, Lewiston after crossing the Androscoggin
• Continue 3 blocks to 177 Main Street
Driving South on the Maine Turnpike
• Exit 80 – Lewiston (no toll required)
• Follow RT 196, Lisbon Street west
• Continue on Lisbon Street to Main Street
• Right turn on Main Street and the Community Dental health center is first
Driving from the Augusta area
• Follow RT 202 S to Lewiston
• Pass Central Maine Medical Center and continue on Main Street
• The Community Dental health center is 4 blocks down on left
• Recommend left turn onto Park Street for metered parking or municipal garage
The Lewiston Center, located on the south side of Main Street between Lisbon and
Park Streets, replaced the Auburn Dental Health Center in 2006 with updated facilities
and expanded to seven dental operatories.
Two licensed dentists staff the center with support staff including dental hygienists,
dental assistants and patient service representatives. Patients are Community Dental
receive compassionate, quality dental care.
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). All age group are
welcome as our patients as well as patients with special needs 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 payment.
Community Dental Lewiston works closely with our community partners, including Central
Maine Medical Center, to link people to needed oral health services on a timely
basis. Our community partners include Common Ties and we partner with community
school oral health programs to provide a dental home for students who need services.
United Way of Androscoggin County provides funds to provide limited free care to
children and adults.
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.
Alicia D. Cook, DMD is a graduate of Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario and
received her degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University in 2011. Dr. Cook
completed a one year Residency at the Penobscot Community Health Care – Dental Center
in Bangor, Maine and practiced there as Interim Staff Dentist before joining the staff
at the Lewiston Dental Center on July 1, 2013.
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 42,000, Lewiston is a former industrial center located in south
central Maine at the Falls of the Androscoggin River, midway between the state's
spectacular coastline and lush mountains. Lewiston is on the I-95 corridor, 45 minutes
north of Portland and two hours north of Boston. Located across from Auburn, Lewiston
and Auburn are often considered a single entity with a combined population of 60,000.
Named a 2007 All-American City, Lewiston is home to Bates College, the Basilica
of Saints Peter and Paul, and two significant regional hospitals, Central Maine
Medical Center and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Other colleges include the
University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn Campus, Central Maine Community College
and Kaplan University.
Numerous all-season recreational opportunities abound in the region, including Lost
Valley Ski Resort in Auburn.
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.