My Community Dental Center to reopen after yearlong vacancy

After sitting vacant for nearly a year and a half, the My Community Dental Center on Care Drive in Hillsdale is close to reopening for service.

The center closed in April 2021 when the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Health Center was unable to find a dentist to fill an open position, according to Health Officer Rebecca Burns.

The BHSJ has entered into a contract with a new dentist now who will reopen the office, said Hillsdale County Commissioner Brent Leininger.

“They are in the process of hiring staff and getting them trained,” Leininger added. “They don’t know yet when the clinic will open, but we will work to get this information out as soon as we have it.”

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Many residents are hopeful the center’s reopening will help to alleviate the backlog of local dentists with many stating it has taken them weeks and sometimes even months to be able to get a dental appointment in Hillsdale County.

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