1302 South Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06706
Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 7 PM; Friday: 8 AM - 4
Saturday appointments according to monthly schedule
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
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:
Examinations with x-rays
Simple tooth extraction
Simple root canals
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,
offers assistance with completing state health insurance
applications or the Pharmacy Assistance Program enrollment.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
be harmful to the baby and may even cause premature birth.
You should tell the dental provider that you are pregnant
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
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
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.