Originally published 11/8/17 in The Star Democrat
By DOUG P. BISHOP firstname.lastname@example.org
CHESTER — The renovated and expanded offices of Eastern Shore Dental Care, located at 22 Kent Towne Market, in Chester, provided an open house to show off the new facility Saturday, Sept. 20. Dr. Scott Billings established his practice on Kent Island in 1981. Since then, Billings has been joined by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Dr. Ashley Francis, Dr. Florence Lin and Dr. Robert Toth.
The offices were renovated by contractor Gene Wesolowski of Stevensville, of GW Construction. The renovation includes a much more spacious facility with places for eight different dentists to be serving at one time. Billings chose numerous large framed black and white photographs of typical Eastern Shore life scenes to be placed inside each dental service area. He said his favorite is a picture of seven men sitting at a long table feasting on a large pile of steamed crabs and drinking beer.
That Saturday was also Billings’ birthday. He said, “After I leave here today, I’m going home to enjoy my favorite meal — steamed crabs with my family. I cook my own!”
There was a steady stream of clients coming by to see the new office, many of whom have been served at Eastern Shore Dental Care for a longtime. One couple, Scott and Melinda Posey, said they have been loyal patients for 20 years. Billings greeted them warmly as they entered the reception area in front.
Great detail has been taken to provide space and privacy for all clients, from the personal service areas to private consultation rooms, to the exit area for billing, and even an educational/relaxation area for the staff. The office features the latest in state-of-the-art equipment.
Next spring, Eastern Shore Dental Care will be offer its fourth annual Smiles from the Heart free dental care service for local citizens.
That service takes place on a chosen Saturday, running all day, from early in the morning until the last patient is served in the afternoon.
For information about services offered at Eastern Shore Dental Care, call 410-643-5500.