New owner of dental practice seems to be to develop in Presque Isle

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A new owner has taken around the dental practice at 169 Academy St. and programs to broaden providers to the local community.

Dr. David Levasseur has labored as a medical doctor of dental medical procedures at Pines Overall health Providers in Caribou, a federally competent well being centre, for the past six several years.

Levasseur’s practice will convey the number of common dentistry workplaces to three in Presque Isle, with Academy Dental and White Smiles getting the other two. Saint Apollonia serves small children and younger adults in Presque Isle ages to 20.

“There are only a number of dentists for a lot of people and if you contact around to all the offices appropriate now there is no a person having new clients regrettably,” Levasseur mentioned.

In the encompassing place, there are 3 dental clinics in Caribou, a person in Madawaska, 1 in Eagle Lake, one in Fort Kent and two in Houlton, Levasseur explained. 

Levasseur purchased the dental observe from retiring Dr. Olurotimi Odimayo. It will be renamed to Levasseur Dentistry. Levasseur will just take in excess of Odimayo’s individuals and open his exercise to new patients as perfectly.

Odimayo had been doing the job at his practice in Presque Isle for the past 20 decades, open three times a week, but Levasseur will be open up for 4 times.

“I was wanting to primarily have my individual follow that is tailored a little little bit toward myself and this was a definitely good prospect,” Levasseur mentioned.

Renovations for the inside of of the building commenced on June 5 with a intention of opening in mid-August. Hygienists will offer you services setting up in September, Levasseur mentioned.

Construction operate consists of expanding the operating rooms and adding just one much more modernizing the reception and workers locations and updating dentistry technology.

Levasseur received partial funding for his renovations through the Northern Maine Advancement Fee but declined to say the amount of the funding.

The moment open up, Levasseur’s exercise will offer preventive dentistry like tooth cleanings and fluoride sealants, alongside with common dentistry like fillings, crowns and extractions to identify a several.

“Typically, a dental hygienist will serve about a couple hundred patients a yr,” Levasseur explained. “So they are double what they are commonly predicted, which also means the dentists are observing far more people as effectively.”

Levasseur graduated in 2017 from Dalhousie University in Halifax situated in Nova Scotia, and has been working towards dentistry because then. After Levasseur Dentistry is open, people can simply call 207-764-3040.

“It’s a quite overpowering amount [of patients] that are in search of treatment method, but I’ll do my very best to keep on along and perform as a great deal as we can to make a more substantial dent in the expanding require of care,” Levasseur stated.