Growing clinic adds new dental director and dental provider
ELLENSBURG, WA – Ellensburg Dental Care, a service of Community Health of Central Washington, is pleased to announce that it has appointed a new dental director and also added a new dental provider in a continued effort to expand its dental program offerings in the area. They welcome Katherine Patry, DMD, as the clinic’s dental director and Dallin Burnett, DMD, as a new dentist to its growing dental team.
Patry and Burnett are currently seeing new and existing patients at the dental clinic’s offices located at 1206 N. Dolarway, Suite 101, Ellensburg (Sun Lakes Office Park). In addition to the clinic’s daily patients, the clinic also sees referral patients who are sent by the local emergency room or their primary care providers.
Patry joins CHCW’s Ellensburg Dental Care as the clinic’s dental director. She holds a dental degree from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She has served as a family dentist for almost 10 years for the United States Navy as an active duty Officer and more recently as a Navy Reserves Officer in Everett, WA. Patry leads the Ellensburg Dental Clinic after spending the last four years providing dental care as an associate dentist at Pearl Care Dental in Ellensburg. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Yakima Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Patry is dedicated to continuing education and keeping up with the latest advancements in dentistry.
Burnett joins Ellensburg Dental Care as a family dentist and holds a doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Brigham Young University in Rexburg, ID. Burnett is trained in all aspects of general dentistry and is a member of American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Yakima Dental Association, the Academy of LDS Dentists, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Beginning in September, the dental clinic has expanded its hours to include selective Saturdays from 7am to 3:30pm to better serve our community and patients – of all ages. Emergency walk-ins are welcome for same day appointments.
“With the increased healthcare demand and growth of the Kittitas area, we will continue to grow our clinics, recruiting the best and most talented providers and staff,” says Mike Maples, MD, CEO, Community Health of Central WA. “We are pleased to have Katherine and Dallin join our dental clinic. Their proven leadership abilities and experience, including backgrounds in rural dental care, are a welcome addition to our expanding team.”
About Ellensburg Dental Care
Ellensburg Dental Care, a service of Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is a comprehensive dental care clinic, providing full dental services to the entire family. Its dedicated staff provides both preventive and restorative services, and also has an onsite financial counselor to assist patients. In May 2016, the clinic was awarded a $1 million grant as part of the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center fund, allowing it to expand its physical space and patient volume. The grant was part of the federal fund’s $260 million award to health centers nationwide for their individual expansion and renovation. In addition, the clinic services as a rural satellite site of Central Washington Family Medicine Residency’s dental training program. The clinic is located at 1206 N. Dolarway Road, Suite 101, Ellensburg.
About Community Health of Central Washington
Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) is a nonprofit organization providing high quality, affordable primary health care, dental and mental health services to area residents. CHCW provides services to more than 25,000 people annually through six locations, without regard to income and ability to pay. Headquartered in Yakima, CHCW centrally provides supervision, technical support, fiscal services, planning and human resources for the following sites and services: Central Washington Family Medicine, Central Washington Family Residency Program, Senior and Residential Care (SRCare), Senior Smiles, Yakima Pediatric Associates, Community Health of Central Washington – Ellensburg, Ellensburg Dental Clinic, Naches Medical Clinic, and Highland Clinic. For more information, visit www.chcw.org.