Back to Brushing in Eastern Broome County

By Haley Burton

September 5, 2012 Updated Sep 5, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT

Kirkwood, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After flooding destroyed its Conklin location, Progressive Dental opens its doors at a new facility in Kirkwood.

Progressive Dental started seeing patients this week at their new location on Route 11. It's at the former New York State Police Barracks.

"This is a beautiful area of the county that has never been flooded before so that was probably the number one reason we decided to come here. It's easy to find and it's not that far from the previous Conklin location. It also has great parking," said Dr. Jennifer Redmore, Progressive Dental.

Progressive Dental was flooded out of their old location in Conklin after the September 2011 floods.

During that time, doctors worked out of Progressive Dentla's location on Hooper Road in the Town of Union and patients were able to be seen there. But the business says it is happy and excited to serve patients in eastern Broome County again.

"It's an incredible building. We had a lot to work with. We were able to re-use so much of what we had from the Conklin building including the windows. It's a beautiful structure and an incredible amount of work was done," said Dr. Redmore, "We really wanted to get it up and running as soon as we could."

The 17th annual Doctors With A Heart Day is Saturday, September 8 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

It will be held at the following locations:

Progressive Dental, 1113 Rte 11, Kirkwood, NY
Progressive Dental, 565 Hooper Rd, Endwell, NY
Progressive Dental of Norwich, 101 S.Broad St., Norwich, NY
Progressive Dental of Montrose, 57 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA
Chenango Bridge Dental, 528 Main Street, Chenango Bridge, NY

Those with urgent dental needs, who have no money, job, or means of welfare health care, are invited to visit one of the above locations for care on a “first come, first served” basis.

Any dental service that can be performed and completed in one visit will be offered which includes; cleanings, fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments, and x-rays.

Twenty four years ago, Dr. Duane Schmidt, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa founded DWAH day. Today, DWAH has become the largest doctor charity in the world. It has been estimated that more than 15,000 doctors and their staff in various health care disciplines participate in this day of giving.

Sixteen years ago this tradition was started locally by Dr. Spera of Progressive Dental and his dedicated staff and associates. Over the past sixteen years, all participating doctors and staff have treated over 4,441 patients and completed over $673,444.00 worth of dental services.

For more information contact Mary Beth Pichura at Progressive Dental, 607-754-2273.