Dental

1302 South Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 597-9044
Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 7 PM; Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Saturday appointments according to monthly schedule
Dental Emergency Hours: Monday –Friday: 8 AM – 2 PM

80 Phoenix Avenue - Suite 305
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 756-8021, extension 3105
Regular Hours: Monday: 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday : 8 AM – 1 PM
Dental Emergency
Hours: Tuesday –Thursday: 8 AM –2 PM
Friday : 8 AM – 11 AM

In 1977, StayWell started out with only dental hygiene services and one dental chair housed at the former North End site. It has now grown to become a Dental Center with nine chairs operated at the South End site and currently has a staff of a Dental Director, Coordinator, two full-time Dentists, four part-time Dentists and six Hygienists. The Dental Department also has a part-time Pediatric Specialty Dentist available for appointments.
In January 2009, StayWell will expand their dental services offered at their Phoenix Avenue site to include dental hygiene, treatment, x-rays. The Phoenix Avenue site has appointments available for dental hygiene services for adults and children who are at least older than a year old.
The dental department offers the following services:

Cleaning
Fluoride treatments
Caries treatment
Examinations with x-rays
Simple tooth extraction
Simple root canals
Dentures
Pediatric dentist on-site at South End location
Referrals for more complex procedures or surgeries
Assistance with coordination of transportation

For payment of Dental Services, StayWell Health Center accepts Community Health Network of CT, Title 19, Medicare, Medicaid, SAGA and sliding fee scales are available for self-paying patients. Uninsured patients can be referred to the WHAP program, which offers assistance with completing state health insurance applications or the Pharmacy Assistance Program enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should a child visit the dentist for the first time?

According to the American Dental Association, you should bring your child in for their first visit to the Dentist by the time they reach the age of one year old. During this “well-baby” visit, the Dentist will check for tooth decay or other problems with your child’s teeth and demonstrate proper brushing techniques.

Are "baby teeth" important?
Yes, primary teeth, or “baby teeth” are as important as adult permanent teeth. Primary teeth usually begin to appear when a baby is between the ages of six months to one year old. Primary teeth help children chew and speak. They also hold spaces in the jaw for permanent teeth that are developing under the gums. (American Dental Association website)

How often should an adult visit their dentist?
It is recommended for an adult to have a check-up and cleaning at least every six months.

I am pregnant but I don’t know if I should keep my next dental cleaning appointment?
Yes, you should keep your dental hygiene appointment; especially if you are pregnant. There are bacteria found in the mouth that can be passed between the mother and baby. These bacteria could be harmful to the baby and may even cause premature birth. You should tell the dental provider that you are pregnant at the beginning of your appointment. You should also tell the dental provider about any changes that you have noticed about your teeth or gums during the pregnancy.

It is important that the pregnant mother continue practicing good dental habits such as brushing and flossing their teeth regularly, eating healthy and nutritious foods and having their teeth cleaned every six months. If the mother has good dental habits then there will be less of a chance that the baby will have dental decay.

What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is when a patient is experiencing swelling, fever and/or severe pain. These could be possible symptoms of an infection and the patient should come into the StayWell Health South End Center during the emergency walk-in hours on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If this emergency occurs after Staywell Health Centers are closed, the patient should go to the nearest emergency room.