Laurel Health Opens New Dental Office in Towanda, PA
Local access to dental care has grown more challenging as dentists in the region retire from practicing, especially in parts of Bradford County. Dr. Clark Sparrow, who retired in 2020, wanted to assure ongoing access to dental services in Towanda, PA and turned to the Laurel Health Centers to continue his legacy of great dental care.
Laurel Health acquired his former practice earlier this year. After months of hard work updating the space and preparing a new dental team, the newly renovated office has re-opened its doors as Laurel Dental – Towanda and held a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony. The clinic is located at 346 York Avenue in Towanda, PA and is now seeing patients of all ages.
The clinic is led by local dentist Dr. Lydia Hainley, DMD, registered dental hygienists Kelsie Davidson, RDH and Marion Jenkins, RDH, dental assistant Mindy Johnson, and front office assistant Angeline Barrouk. Additional staff are set to join the practice over the coming months.
“We are so excited to offer comprehensive dental care closer to home for our patients,” adds James A. Nobles, President and CEO of the Laurel Health Centers. “We have been diligently building an expert team of providers to carry on Dr. Sparrow’s legacy of compassionate, personalized dental care right here in Towanda.”
Laurel Dental – Towanda treats patients of all ages and provides comprehensive family dentistry services, including cleanings, imaging, diagnostic evaluations, fillings, crowns, cosmetic dentistry, implants, preventive wellness treatments for teeth / gums, and oral healthcare education. Laurel Health is also committed to affordable dental care for everyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. The system offers a sliding fee program to income-eligible families to help with coverage gaps, co-pays, medications, and deductibles to ensure all patients receive the high-quality services they deserve.
The office is credentialing with a wide array of dental insurance plans and carriers. If the clinic isn’t yet enrolled with your specific dental carrier but will be soon, the front office will place you on a waiting list for an appointment once enrolled.
“Our goal is healthier smiles,” adds Krysta Wagner, Chief Operating Officer for the Laurel Health Centers. “We want to improve access to affordable, preventive dental services throughout the region by growing our Laurel Dental clinics in Blossburg, Lawrenceville, and Towanda, and we are proud to serve this community.”
To make an appointment at Laurel Dental – Towanda, call 570-828-3992. For more information on Laurel Health’s dental services and locations, visit laurelhc.org.
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ABOUT THE LAUREL HEALTH CENTERS
The Laurel Health Centers offer award-winning family medicine, behavioral health services, and specialty care for the whole family throughout Tioga & Bradford Counties, including sites in Blossburg, Elkland, Mansfield, Lawrenceville, Towanda, Troy, Wellsboro, and Westfield, PA. The Laurel Health Centers are committed to serving all patients regardless of their ability to pay, offering a sliding fee scale to ensure all patients receive the care they need. Services include primary care, pediatrics, dental services, women’s health, preventive wellness care, internal medicine, chiropractic care, sports medicine, mental health counseling, nutrition / diabetes education, care coordination, chronic disease management, insurance enrollment assistance, and more. For more information, call 1-833-LAURELHC (1-833-528-7354) or visit laurelhc.org.
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