Our mission is to improve the lives of children and adults in our communities by providing needed, accessible, comprehensive, quality oral health care.
Servicing Smiles Since 1918
At the height of the Spanish Flu in 1918, a group of volunteers occupied a small office in the Children’s Hospital on High Street in Portland, Maine to provide dental care to children.
Red Cross Dental Clinic
By 1921, the American Red Cross had taken over day-to-day operations, and it became known as the Red Cross Dental Clinic, maintaining the creed of dental care for the public
Thirteen years later, on September 28th, the clinic was incorporated under the name of the Children’s Dental Clinic, still operating out of the Children’s Hospital
Maine Medical Center
When the hospital closed its doors and moved its patients to Maine General Hospital – later to become Maine Medical Center – the Children’s Dental Clinic was forced to find a new home. In February of 1948, the clinic moved to India Street and began providing services at the City Dispensary
Center for Community Dental Health
On their 52nd anniversary, the Children’s Dental Clinic became known as the Center for Community Dental Health and expanded their scope of service to include the whole family; children, parents, and grandparents.
The organization continued to expand, opening locations in other areas within southern Maine, reaching up to the Western Foothills and central Maine before changing their name to Community Dental in 2003
More than 100 years since that small office on High street, Community Dental has become one of the most comprehensive non profit dental organization in the state. Community Dental is a four-center, state-of-the-art, oral health care organization. True to our mission, we have provided quality, comprehensive dental care to generations of smiling families.
OUR STAFF AND BOARD
Behind Community Dental
Get to know the people who keep our organization running.
Dr. Anthony Russo
Dr. Donald Theriault
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Nikki Trone
Dr. Michael McCabe
Dr. Lee Rodems
Dr. Ricardo Addante
Hygienist Sarah Mynahan
Hygienist Lindsey Drouin
Hygienist Katie Boivin
Hygienist Stefanie Couillard
Hygienist Shelley Reno
Hygienist Emma Brooks
Hygienist Lori Hamilton
Hygienist Melinda Brown
Jamie E.T. Szal, Esq.
David J. Moyer, DDS, MD, FACS
Preston Kinney, CPA
Russell B. Pierce, Jr, Esq
Boulos Asset Management
Clifford Chance LLP
Meghann M. Dombroski, DMD, MPH, FICD
The Advisory LLC
Boston Consulting Group
Gina Terenzi, DMD
Tufts University College of Dental Medicine
OUR RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Dental Residents Welcome!
We host a post-graduate residency for recent dental graduates in collaboration with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and Maine Medical Center (MMC).
Community Makes Everything Possible
We want to give a big shoutout to our partner institutions, Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM).
Learn more about the contributions of local and regional businesses in our Partner Spotlight series over on LinkedIn.