Bingham Area Health Center welcomes new staff member

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BINGHAM – Jacquelyn Watson-Arsenault, RDH will be joining the dental staff of Bingham Area Health Center in November 2008 in a part time capacity.

“Living in Somerset County for the last sixteen years, I have treated many of the local people and wish to be able to do more,” said Watson-Arsenault. “I am looking forward to working with individuals of all ages and providing hygiene services in a community health center where families can obtain both medical and dental care in the same facility.”

Watson-Arsenault is interested in treating the whole family from early childhood through adulthood. She continued, “Teaching children proper dental care at an early age can make a big difference in their overall health for a lifetime.”

She received her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from University College, Bangor, ME in 1988. She joins the new dentist, Captain Lawrence H. Jacoby, D.M.D., M.P.H., a dentist and Ready Responder in the United States Public Health Service. Together they will restart the dental program within the health center.

In addition, Cynthia Robertson, MD, physician and Sarah Andel, FNP, family nurse practitioner provide healthcare to almost 1,800 area residents each year from many towns in Upper Kennebec Valley. These include Bingham, Caratunk, Embden, Moscow, Pleasant Ridge, Solon, The Forks, and West Forks.

Bingham Area Health Center is a practice of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a system of eleven federally qualified health centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high quality healthcare to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, major insurances and offers an Affordable Care Program based on family size and income to uninsured and underinsured residents. A private, non-profit organization with a 30-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and individual donations.

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