August 8, 2022

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Norwich DDS dental clinic suspends companies. Caregivers are anxious.

NORWICH — The suspension of a condition dental clinic’s totally free companies signifies neighborhood family members will have to have to travel an hour or far more to get dental care for seriously disabled relatives customers.

In March, the Division of Developmental Services dental clinic in Norwich, at Uncas on Thames, stopped seeing individuals. Months afterwards, mothers and fathers, SEIU 1199 union employees and many others are involved about how extended it will consider to reopen.

“Anything in depth, we’d have to go to the other side of the condition,” said Ledyard resident Michelle Drake, whose 22-calendar year-outdated disabled autistic son, Sky Drake, had employed the clinic for 6 a long time.

DDS spokesman Kevin Bronson said in an e mail the office wishes improved staffing for the center and there is not a set time for reopening.

“Staff has ensured that all solutions booked by means of this location have been referred to other providers in the interim,” he said. “We glimpse ahead to resuming functions in the in close proximity to upcoming and keep on to provide dental treatment at 3 other destinations statewide.”