In 1999 a group of community members formed the Kennebec Valley Dental Coalition, a grassroots nonprofit organization, to address the need for better access to dental care for residents of central Maine.  With the assistance of grants and community support, they opened the Waterville Community Dental Center in 2000. 

The need for services rapidly outstripped the Center’s capacity, and in 2008 the Center expanded, adding three new operatories.  This provided a total of seven treatment chairs and allowed hiring of a second dentist and a third hygienist. 

The Waterville Community Dental Center offers a full range of dental services including hygiene, preventive care, restorative care, extractions and education to residents of the central Maine area and beyond.  Most of them come from Somerset and northern Kennebec counties. 

Since opening, the Center has cared for over 14,000 patients. 75% of our patients are MaineCare (Medicaid) recipients, 12% receive reduced dental fees through our income-based Sliding-fee Program and 13% are fully insured or private pay.   

Children (twenty years and younger) comprise over 75% of our patient population. Twice a year we make on-site visits to over 300 children in eleven Head Start centers to provide exams, cleanings, fluoride varnish, and education as well as access to continuing care at the Center if they do not already have a dental home.   
Meet Our Team
Dr. Rachel Taddeo
Dr. Marc Melnick
Dr. Linda Eberhardt
Pediatric Dentist
Office Manager
Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygienist
Dental Assistant
Dental Assistant
Our Board
The Community Dental Center is fortunate to have on its Board a diverse and dedicated group of professionals who volunteer their time and expertise in helping the Center realize its mission. 
Barbara Covey, MD
Board President & Treasurer
Member since 1999
MaineGeneral Medical Center, retired
Jan Murton, LSW
Board Vice-President & Secretary
Member since 1999
MaineGeneral Medical Center, retired
John Poirier, DMD
Member since 1999
Private Dental Practice
Nicole Breton, RDH, BS
Member since 2009
Director  of Rural Health and Primary Care Program
Jeffery Stone, DO
Member since 2011
Waterville Pediatrics

Daniel  L'Heureux
Member since 2017
China Town Manager