Burre Dental Center Expansion
Rep. Huffman tours the Burre Dental Center with Open Door director of dentistry Carter Wright.
Burre Dental Center is operated by Open Door Community Health Centers, and currently has ten providers performing an array of dental procedures in Eureka, Fortuna, and Crescent City. The funding will be focused on children's dental health improvement will be used to expand an existing dental facility by adding six additional operatories and associated staff work areas. The expansion will allow for hiring two additional dentists and for the training of one additional dental resident each year, expanding capacity by 8,000 visits per year.
Open Door senior vice president of development Cheyenne Spetzler said, "We are grateful for the opportunity to expand here because we're on a good roll. We've had adult dental and it's stuck, and so now there's all this need that we haven't been able to meet. Having more access will help them, so we really appreciate the opportunity."
Location: Humboldt County