Affordable Dental Care—Portland
- Having tooth and mouth pain? Have a cavity and need it filled?
- Do you have dental anxiety?
- Are you afraid of the dentist?
640 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
Tel: 207-874-1028 Fax: 207-842-2963
Driving South or North on the Maine Turnpike
• Exit 48 Portland/Westbrook (no toll required)
• Left at traffic light onto Riverside Street
• Left at second light onto Brighton Avenue/RT 25
• Approx. 4 miles to the Community Dental health center at 640 Brighton on
right side of •the street
Driving South or North on Interstate 295
• Exit 6a or 6b for Forest Avenue west
• At 1 mile intersection (Dunkin Donuts on left corner) bear slight left onto
Woodfords •Street and pass large church
• At second traffic light bear right onto Brighton Avenue
• The Community Dental health center is almost immediately on left
Community Dental Portland moved from its Washington Avenue location to new facilities
on Brighton Avenue (Rt. 25) and expanded to eight operatories in 2003. It is located
approximately 2.5 miles east of the Maine Turnpike and 2 miles west of Interstate
295. The center occupies the first floor of its building.
Four 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 to the people of Greater Portland.
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 immigrant special needs, all age groups, HIV/AIDS patients,
and people with 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 Portland Center partners with the City of Portland School Oral Health Program
and Headstart to provide restorative dental services and a dental home to students
identified as needing dental services. We provide care for patients living in local
group homes and participate in the Cumberland County Denture Project. We also receive
funding from the United Way of Greater Portland to provide patient assistance fund.
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 Jesse 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 screenings and dental education to elementary
schools for 30 years.
Audrey E. Stack, DDS, joined Community Dental's staff in April, 2000. Dr. Stack
received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Buffalo School
of Dentistry in 1984 and completed a Pediatric Dental Graduate Residency Program
at Tufts University/New England Medical Center from 1984 to 1986. From 1992 to 1994
she was a Clinical Associate and Lecturer at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Before joining Community Dental, Dr. Stack practiced pediatric dentistry in private
practice for 14 years.
Jeffrey Walawender, DDS, joined Community Dental's staff in August, 2010. Dr. Walawender
received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from State University of New York at
Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in May, 2009. He completed an Advanced Education
in General Dentistry at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Togus, ME
in July 2010. He has been active in community service, participating in various
community outreaches with Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance (BOCA), Dental
Students International (DSI), and Good Neighbors Community Clinic.
Community Dental also partners with the Arizona School of Dental Health (ASDOH)
and Tufts School of Dental Medicine to provide clinical rotation opportunities for
fourth-year dental students.
With a population of 64,000, Portland is Maine's business, financial, and retail
capital and its largest city. Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland,
perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. Portland is a
lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment.
Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new along Portland's working waterfront
to the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city.
Portland features spectacular dining and cultural opportunities as well as diverse
recreational attractions and stunning natural beauty. Ranked nationally as one of
the ten safest, culturally most fascinating US Cities and one of the top cities
for doing business, housing is affordable and schools and healthcare are outstanding.
Community Dental—Gentle, Safe, and Affordable Dental Care
Community Dental accepts dental most insurance plans, MaineCare, Aspire and patient
payment in the form of cash, check or credit card. Payment for services not covered
by State and Federal benefits programs is requested following each appointment with
the dentist or hygienist. 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.