General check-ups, filling a tooth, tooth extraction, as well as cleaning and polishing teeth are just some of the services that a dentist can provide. These services promote oral health which will greatly affect a person’s overall well being. Hence, seeing a dentist at least once in a while is recommended.
Looking for a dental clinic in Maine shouldn’t be that hard. I’m sure there’s one near you! What you should be more worried about is looking for a dentist that you can really trust. You would want someone who’s kind, someone who has years of experience, and someone who’s great with kids so that coming back to the dentist in a few months will not be dreaded. It should be a perfect match, you and your dentist.
Remember that choosing the right dentist is a long term decision as you will most likely be stuck with him or her even when your kids have grown to teenagers and adults. So, do choose wisely. Here we help you do just that.
Dr. Schneider is a 1981 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She has been practicing general dentistry at her current location for 22 years.
Bangor , ME
A graduate of the University of Maine, Dr. Blanchette earned her dental degree at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Today, Dr. Blanchette devotes many hours to continuing education, along with serving as the Clinical Director of the Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary program at the University of Maine at Augusta, Bangor campus. Dr. Blanchette is a member of the American Dental Association, Dentists of Conscious Sedation, Academy of General Dentistry, Maine Dental Association, Penobscot Valley Dental Society, and is certified by invisalignTM and CEREC. Each year, she also works as a volunteer dentist with Special Olympics and Give Kids a Smile.
Dr. Poulin earned her degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1997 and then did a two year general practice residency at UNC Hospitals. She was appointed Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor in 1999 and served for a year in the Special Care/Geriatric Clinic at the UNC School of Dentistry. She became the clinical director in the General and Oral Health Center at the School in 2000, where she helped conduct clinical research, investigating the connection between periodontal disease and overall general health.
Lewiston , ME
Dr. Rose graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Upon graduation she was accepted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for exceptional academic and clinical achievement. Dr. Rose has had extensive training for implants at the Misch International Implant Institute and for cosmetic dentistry at The Dawson Academy. She has recently received fellowship at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.Dr. Rose is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Maine State Dental Association, and the Androscoggin County Dental Association.
Dr. Drews is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, past president of the Androscoggin Valley Dental Society, and currently serves as Vice President of the Maine Dental Association.
Dr. Spekhardt has been providing exceptional dental care for 20 years. Dr. Spekhardt earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine in 1984 and her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1990. She maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Maine Dental Association and the Penobscot Valley Dental Society.
South Portland, ME
Dr. Valle, in 1988, graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the world’s first dental school. His special training allowed him to be the first group of dental graduates in all of North America to take part in a new way of clinical training, which became the prototype for other dental schools in the United States as well as in other Countries. Dr. Valle continually strives to stay current in the field of general and cosmetic dentistry. He has attended numerous hours of continuing education. He is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and regularly attends their annual scientific session throughout the country. Since 1988, Dr. Valle had been practicing in Annapolis, Maryland.
Dr. DeRice is a general dentist who began practicing in Portland in 1977. Dr. DeRice was the team dentist for the American Hockey League team, the Maine Mariners, from 1977 through 1988. From 1978 through 1985 he was a specialist consultant to the Maine State Medical Examiner as a forensic dentist. Dr. DeRice has always been involved with computers and was co-founder of a company which developed dental office software. Additionally, starting in 1988, Dr. DeRice has been a specialist consultant to three major insurance carriers.
Dr. Verrier-Davis, clinical interests include all aspects of general dentistry with an emphasis on dental implant-related surgery, advanced bone grafting, soft-tissue surgery, implant placement and restoration with or without the use of multiple drug enteral and/or parenteral sedation/anesthesia techniques. She is committed to an extremely high level and aggressive schedule of ongoing continuing education in order to provide her patients the very best dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Bagdasarian was accepted to Georgetown University School of Dentistry, from which he graduated cum laude in 1977. At Georgetown he was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society, and received the periodontal achievement award as well as a Mosby Book Award. Dr. Bagdasarian enjoys all aspects of clinical dentistry and prides himself on delivering quality affordable care painlessly in a comfortable environment. Dr. Bagdasarian is a member of, The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, The Maine Dental Association and The Greater Portland Dental Society.