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By Michele Smith
The Times 

New Dayton dental clinic open to those with state-funded insurance

The Columbia Family Dental Clinic is now open to all with state-funded insurance, including Molina, Apple Care, and Community Health Plan of Washington.


September 9, 2021

Michele Smith

Dental Hygienist Randy Nemeth (rear) looks on as Dr. Audra Morgan (left) and Dental Assistant Cherie Dean prepare their "patient," Ashley Trevino, for an exam.

DAYTON-In November 2015, Norm Passmore's dental practice closed in Dayton, and treatment options for Medicaid patients became slim. Realizing the importance of preventative dental care to whole-body health, the Columbia County Health System administrators got busy.

The result is the Columbia Family Dental clinic located on the Dayton General Hospital campus at 1012 South Third Street.

Since the grand opening on June 30, Audra Morgan DMD, Michael Strang DDS, Registered Dental Assistant Cherie Dean, and Dental Hygienist Randy Nemeth have provided their patients with quality care.

Dr. Morgan rece...

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