Community Dental Names Thomas Polko, BA, MBA, Chief Executive Officer
- Mr. Polko joins Community Dental from Portland, Maine’s MaineOrtho, an Orthopedic Practice of 15 providers and a 45- member staff in two locations.
- He is very experienced as a Senior Executive with 30 years of leadership experience, mostly in the Healthcare environment
- Mr. Polko currently serves on the board of the Maine Cancer Foundation and has also served on the board of the Center for Grieving Children
(Portland, ME November 28, 2017) – Community Dental today announced that its Board of Directors has chosen Thomas Polko, BA, MBA, as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Polko brings 30 years’ experience in healthcare and healthcare administration experience with a focus on developing programs that support patient care, strengthening physician relationships and enhancing financial performance. He most recently served four years as the Executive Administrator at MaineOrtho in Portland, Maine.
Barry Morgan, acting chairman of the Board, said, “Mr. Polko stood out as the top candidate for Community Dental due to his excellent operating and financial track record and his outstanding working relationships with physicians. Tom is an accomplished healthcare professional, a natural leader and a superb communicator, and the entire Board of Directors is honored and delighted that he has accepted our offer. We are pleased to welcome Tom to Community Dental as we begin the next 100 years of service to the Maine community.” He continued, “Mr. Polko’s appointment follows a nationwide search that attracted many exceptional candidates. I want to thank the Search Committee members, especially Lisa Toner, Search Committee chair, who led the comprehensive search.
Mr. Polko said, “It is an honor and a privilege to be asked to lead this prestigious organization that has provided oral health to the Maine community for 99 years. Our vision is to continue to be the leader in creating community well-being through world-class oral health care. I see great opportunity for further growth and development as we execute our mission to bring together outstanding dentists, caring dental hygienists, professional staff and advanced technologies.”