About

Our Mission
Our mission is to improve the lives of children and adults in our communities by providing needed, accessible, comprehensive, quality oral health care.

Community Dental provides oral health treatment, disease prevention, education services and emergency care for people of all ages residing in southern, western and central Maine. Our dental centers are located in Rumford, Lewiston, Farmington, Portland, and Biddeford. Community Dental is the dental home for over 20,000 children and adults, providing approximately 48,000 dental visits each year. Our dedicated dentists, hygienists and staff believe that every child, adult and senior deserves the opportunity to experience quality, comprehensive dental care throughout their lives.

Our History
historical photo of community dental
In 1918 an all-volunteer dental clinic opened in a wing of the Children's Hospital on High Street in Portland Maine. By 1921, the American Red Cross had taken over day-to-day operations, and it became known as the Red Cross Dental Clinic.

In 1934, the clinic's name was changed to the Children's Dental Clinic, though it was still housed in the Children's Hospital. When the hospital closed it's doors and moved it's patient's to Maine General Hospital (now Maine Medical Center), the Children's Dental Clinic was forced to find a new home. In February 1948, the clinic began providing services at the City Dispensary located on India Street.

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In subsequent years, the Children's Dental Clinic became known as Center for Community Dental Health and began providing dental care to the adult family members of it's patients. The clinic continued to expand, opening locations in other areas within southern Maine. In 2003, the name was changed to Community Dental.
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For nearly a century, Community Dental has been providing needed dental services to the people of Maine, expanding from one single clinic to five state-of-the-art dental centers in southern, central and western Maine. We have provided quality, comprehensive dental care to generations of smiling families, and will continue that mission for future generations of Maine people.

For more information about a specific dental center, including requesting an appointment, click here.