Portland North Dental

at 9 Sanborn St, Portland, 04103 United States

At Portland North Dental Associates we pride ourselves on presenting a caring, friendly environment in which we provide complete state of the art dentistry. SuperMedia Content Disclaimer: http://spag.es/hjh9DV

Portland North Dental
9 Sanborn St
Portland , ME 04103
United States
Contact Phone
P: (207) 878-3100


We at Portland North Dental Associates pride ourselves on presenting a caring, friendly environment in which we provide complete state of the art dentistry. Here, we do more than just cleanings and fillings. Our patients don't get lost in the shuffle or become a victim of miscommunication between multiple doctors because we offer total comprehensive care. Cosmetic (procedures performed to visually enhance the dental condition), Diagnostic (procedures performed to collect and record information), Preventive (procedures performed to intercept or prevent possible future oral problems or conditions), Restorative (procedures performed to return the teeth to a former or normal, healthy condition), Endodontics (procedures performed to treat the pulp of the tooth, such as a root canal), Periodontics (procedures performed to treat diseases of the bone and tissue supporting the teeth), Prosthodontics (procedures performed to replace missing teeth), Oral Surgery (procedures performed to treat an injury or deformity or to remove disease), and Orthodontics (procedures performed to correct or prevent irregularities of the teeth and bite, such as with braces) Examples of some of the miscellaneous services performed in our office are: TMJ Treatment, Smoking Cessation, Night guards, Snore Prevention Devices, Athletic Guards, and Desensitizing Medicaments.

How To Get to Portland North Dental

Greater Portland METRO

Opening time

  • Mondays: 07:00- 16:30
  • Tuesdays: 07:00- 16:30
  • Wednesdays: 08:00- 12:00
  • Thursdays: 07:00- 04:30

General Info

We assure each patient the highest quality dental care by making use of the latest technologies and techniques available. Each member of our staff regularly attends continuing education courses and we are constantly adding new equipment and procedures to make our office “State of the Art.” Our office has been computerized since 1980 and has been “chartless” since 2005. All information is stored in our secure system including: patient information, x-rays, accounting, scheduling, and other routine information. This allows for easy access to all information so that we may serve our patients more completely and more timely. Braces – Although we are not an orthodontic office, we do limited orthodontics for patients who have some crowding or whose teeth are somewhat crooked. Sometimes it is necessary to place braces on a patient’s teeth to correct a problem, such as an uneven bite. Whatever the reason or the need, braces are often placed on patients both young and old who want to improve the overall appearance of their smile.

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