Alaska Island Community Services held the grand opening of its new dental clinic Thursday on the corner of Front Street and McKinnon Street in Wrangell.
“It’s pretty much state-of-the-art now,” said dentist Charles Haubrick. “We’ve got a lot of newer equipment here. We have a lot more options to be able to do treatments.”
Haubrick is the full-time dentist at the clinic, which has four operatories, or rooms to see patients.
“It allows me to see more patients because we have the option of running two or three chairs at a time,” Haubrick said. “And all the equipment works. Previously, we always had stuff that wasn’t working. We had to wait a while for repairs and stuff like that. And the rooms are a little bit bigger.”
The clinic also features a lab where Haubrick can make retainers and bridges, instead of order them from other places. Sterilization and imaging areas complete the clinic.
The new dental clinic is expected to reduce wait time for appointments.