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Blue Ridge Medical Center’s Executive Director, Peggy Whitehead, tells the crowd at Saturday’s gathering about the new dental center located next to the Rockfish Community Center in Afton.
Saturday, The Nelson Dental Clinic was dedicated and the ribbon cut as the clinic officially opened to see patients. “It provides dental care for low income uninsured residents of Nelson County, providing services like, fillings, extractions, x-rays, and in many cases dentures,” says Peggy Whitehead, Executive Director of Blue Ridge Medical Center who coordinates the clinic.
Nelson Board of Supervisor, Allen Hale cuts the ribbon to make it official.
A view inside the new clinic in Afton.
Dr. Mike Sherwood, DDS (left) will be volunteering his time to see patients in the clinic. Dr. Gus Petticolas, DDS (right) of Lynchburg has been instrumental in bringing low cost and free dental care to people across Central Virginia area that wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise.
Dr. Petticolas stands outside the new clinic and chats with someone coming by for the dedication.