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Laurel Health Opens New Dental Office in Towanda PA

By Kristy Warren


Local access to dental care has grown more challenging as dentists in the region retire from practicing, especially in parts of Bradford County. Dr. Clark Sparrow, who retired in 2020, wanted to assure ongoing access to dental services in Towanda, PA and turned to the Laurel Health Centers to continue his legacy of great dental care.


Laurel Health acquired his former practice earlier this year and has been hard at work updating the space and preparing a new dental team. The newly renovated office has re-opened its doors as Laurel Dental – Towanda, led by dentist Dr. Lydia Hainley, DMD and registered dental hygienists Kelsie Davidson, RDH and Marion Jenkins, RDH with additional staff set to join the practice over the coming months.


“We are so excited to offer comprehensive dental care closer to home for our patients,” adds James A. Nobles, President and CEO of the Laurel Health Centers. “We have been diligently building an expert team of providers to carry on Dr. Sparrow’s legacy of compassionate, personalized dental care right here in Towanda.”

Laurel Dental - Towanda provides comprehensive family dentistry services to patients of all ages, including:

  • Cleanings, diagnostic evaluations, and imaging
  • Fillings, crowns, and implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Preventive treatments for teeth / gums
  • Oral healthcare education
Dental hygienist and a young smiling boy getting a dental checkup

Laurel Health is also committed to affordable dental care for everyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. The system offers a sliding fee program to income-eligible families to help with coverage gaps, co-pays, medications, and deductibles to ensure all patients receive the high-quality services they deserve.


The office is credentialing with a wide array of dental insurance plans and carriers. “Everyone is welcome to begin scheduling appointments now, and we will begin seeing patients in August. If we aren’t yet enrolled with your dental carrier, we can place you on a waiting list for scheduling once enrolled," explains Krysta Wagner, Chief Operating Officer for the Laurel Health Centers.


The clinic is located at 346 York Avenue in Towanda, PA and is now scheduling patients of all ages.


“Our goal is healthier smiles,” adds Nobles. “We want to improve access to affordable, preventive dental services throughout the region by growing our Laurel Dental clinics in Blossburg, Lawrenceville, and Towanda, and we are proud to serve this community.”


To make an appointment at Laurel Dental - Towanda, call 570-828-3992. For more information on our services and locations, please visit our dental services page.