Business of the Week – High Plains Community Health Dental Center

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Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and
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This week we are proud to spotlight High Plains Community Health Dental Center in Lamar. Call them at: 719.336-8445.


Who likes to go to the dentist? If there is anybody that answered “I do”, we also have counseling available at High Plains. The key is to take care of your mouth, so when you go to the dentist or dental hygienist, it is for the purpose of preventing one of those, ‘ wake up in the middle of the night’ sessions, with a very painful toothache and be faced with the choice of tolerating the pain or tolerating what the dentist is going to do to you to alleviate the pain. Your best remedy for a healthy mouth is to brush your teeth at least two times per day, floss daily, get your teeth cleaned every six months and have an oral exam when you get your teeth cleaned to see if there are any signs of a ‘wake up in the middle of the night’ excruciating toothache. This is the formula to make the visit to the dentist a pleasant and non-traumatic experience.

The High Plains Community Health Dental Center opened in January of 1998. It was originally co-located with the medical program in what is now the Prowers Medical Center Specialty Clinic. It wasn’t long before business demanded more space and High Plains purchased the medical office of Dr. Michael Lee at 200 Kendall Drive. We operated with a dentist and dental hygienist utilizing what had previously been medical exam rooms as dental operatories. Business continued to grow and in 2001, we purchased the middle section of that property that used to be Jim’s Pharmacy. We re-modeled that area and added a second dentist and hygienist. In 2009, we were able to secure the funding to re-model the original office purchased from Dr. Lee into a dental configuration. We now have nine dental operatories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including digital X-Rays and electronic dental record keeping.
High Plains has been very fortunate to have very talented dentists and hygienists over the years. We currently have Dr. Sonia Grewal and Dr. Salvador Ramirez as our dentists. They have been with High Plains for several years and have established themselves with community patients. Angie Nagel and Richard Phillips are our dental hygienists and contribute their expertise to prevent those late night toothaches. The four dental providers are supported by eight capable dental assistants, a long-time receptionist and a helpful billing clerk.

The High Plains Community Health Dental Center offers a full-range of oral health services including teeth cleaning, cavity filling, extractions, crowns, root canals and dentures. We serve all ages and recommend parents bring their children in for wellness checks starting as young as one year old. Commercial insurance, Medicaid, and CHP+ are welcomed and all services are provided on a sliding fee, ability to pay scale, to ensure access to oral health care for all.

Remember, nobody wants that middle of the night toothache. Its like the old story of; you can change the oil in your car regularly or wait and have to replace an engine. Give us a call at 336–8445 and get your oral health check-up now.

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