Whether you are a current or new patient our dental team is here to help! We believe in providing a full-range of care that addresses both your short- and long-term dental care needs. We promise to provide an honest, judgment-free environment where it all comes down to great care.
Have a dental emergency?
If you are experiencing a dental emergency such as a toothache, loosened, broken, or cracked tooth, please call us or come to the health center’s medical walk-in.
Dental Direct Phone Number:
70 Main Street, Porter, ME 04068
You will receive an automated phone call 2 days prior to your scheduled appointment. You will also receive a confirmation call from Amy, our dental receptionist, the day before your appointment.
No Show Policy:
Out of mutual respect for each other and other patients who need appointments, we ask that you honor the time that’s been scheduled at our health center. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please call 24 hours in advance. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice or miss three dental appointments within 12 months, your scheduling privileges for dental will be suspended for a year.
– You should receive a follow-up call a business day after your procedure. Please make sure we have the correct phone number and if possible an active voicemail so we can reach you.
– You may need to return to the office to have sutures removed, or to check that you are healing properly. This is normally scheduled three days from the day of the procedure.
Supporting Maine Dental Students
We are proud to work with the University of New England’s Oral Health Center to allow dental students to come learn about our health center’s dental program, and receive hands on training along side our dental team. Externs typically practice at the health center for three months at a time under the supervision of our licensed dentist Dr. Adeloye. You may get to meet one of these individuals at your next visit.
The comprehensive exam will be your first appointment. This will include an examination of the mouth, a full set of x-rays and a treatment plan.
A full set of x-rays will be taken if you have not had them done at another location within the previous three years. Following a full set of x-rays you may need additional images taken yearly.
Cleanings can be scheduled with our dental hygienist once you have completed a comprehensive exam with our office.
Fluoride treatments are provided for children under the age of 14 and as needed for adults. This service is generally offered during cleaning appointments.
Sealants are recommended for children ages 6-14 on their molar teeth, if eligible.
Fillings, Root Canals & Crowns:
Fillings, root canals and crowns are usually scheduled one at a time due to the length of time it takes to complete these procedures. For multiple procedures there may be longer wait times as appointments typically book out further.
Extractions are scheduled one at a time due to the length of time it takes to complete this procedure. We usually book multiple extractions on the first Thursday of each month. For multiple extractions there may be longer wait times as appointments typically book out further.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas):
After your comprehensive exam our dental team will decide if this service is right for you. There is a flat fee of $55 to use this service.
Please call our office if you have any of these symptoms following a dental procedure:
– Uncontrollable pain
– Excessive or severe bleeding
– High fever
– Excessive warm swelling occurring a few days after the procedure
– Reactions to medications, especially rash, itching, or breathing problems
Following these instructions very closely will greatly help your comfort and promote proper healing of the area. If any of the instructions are not followed, you might have more discomfort and the success of the procedure may be affected.
[Adapted from Randall Otterholt]
Cost of Treatment
Sacopee Valley Health Center strives to deliver excellent dental care at a reasonable price. We are transparent with our patients and provide a clear, detailed estimate on the cost of your treatment, so you know exactly what to expect. Of course, if you have questions or concerns, you can always call us.
If you are on our medical Sliding Fee Discount this also covers dental services. Preventative visits are the same amount as your fee discount copay, ranging from $10-$50. For individuals with fee discount costs for procedures are percentage based. Prices for future procedures and appointments will be discussed at the initial dental visit.
Aetna Dental PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Delta Dental AARP
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
MaineCare (20 and under)
Martin’s Point Generations Advantage
Fee Discount (SVHC)
Cash (Same Day 25% Discount)