RUMFORD — To celebrate the reopening of its Rumford branch, Community Dental is holding an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18.

The open house will feature door prizes, tours of the newly renovated offices and an opportunity to meet the staff.

“It has been quite a journey from the July storm,” said Kathy Gregory, patient services manager of Community Dental. “But our staff could not be more excited to come back and help the people of River Valley.”

Gregory said people can call the Rumford branch to schedule appointments.

The Rumford branch shut down on July 2, after high winds from severe thunderstorms ripped off 30 percent of the roofing on the River Valley Technology Center, where the office is located.

Lisa Kavanaugh, chief executive officer of Community Dental, said “dirty water started leaking in above our office and ruined the walls and floors.”

During a community stakeholder meeting at Rumford Hospital on Sept. 11, Kavanaugh said that “between $20,000 and $30,000” needed to be raised before the branch could reopen, and more patients were needed for it to be sustainable.

For more information on the open house, call Community Dental at 369-3600.

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