BELFAST — Waldo County Dental Care has received a $7,500 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation. The foundation provides funding to organizations whose services contribute to the increased accessibility of oral health care and education in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

As the only safety net dental clinic in Waldo County, WCDC provides critically needed oral health care to low income, uninsured patients in Waldo and Knox counties. The funds provided by Northeast Delta Dental will be used to replace aging equipment such as hygiene handsets and tools needed for restorative work, according to a press release.

“The work we do at Waldo County Dental Care helps improve the overall health and well-being of our patients,” said Kent Clark, MD, chief medical officer at WCGH. “These funds will help support the continued delivery of high quality preventative and restorative oral health care to our community.”

Dental services provided by WCDC include cleanings, X-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings and extractions. In some cases, dentures are offered, although additional fees may apply. To learn more, call WCDC at 505-4910.