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New medical, dental center set to open in Benton

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Pictured from left during the installation of dental equipment at SEMO Health Network's Benton Medical and Dental Center Tuesday are: Shelia Wagster, dental supervisor for the SEMO Health Network; Brian Walter of the Henry Schein dental equipment company; Jimmy Chambers, the Network's marketing director; and Jessica Knapp, corporate assistant for the Network. Scott Welton, Staff
BENTON -- A new medical and dental center in Benton will officially open its doors later this month to offer a wide array of services and programs to its patients.

SEMO Health Network's Benton Medical and Dental Center, located at 6724 Highway 77 E next to Dollar General, will open Oct. 17.

"We have made this medical and dental center our primary focus for over a year now, and we are very pleased with the progress that has been made. We are finishing our last touches in anticipation of opening day," said SEMO Health Network CEO Cheryl White.

An open house and ribbon cutting for Benton Medical and Dental Center will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon on opening day.

"We would like to extend an invitation the community of Benton and surrounding areas to attend our festivities which will include a tour of our newest facility along with refreshments and prize giveaways," White said.

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is slated as a special guest.

The Benton Medical and Dental Center, which was constructed from May through September, will offer both medical and dental services in a brand new facility for the citizens of Benton and the neighboring communities. It will be fully staffed with physicians, family nurse practitioners, dentists, dental hygienists and licensed nurses.

"Our goal has always been to assure every citizen of this area has the health care they need, at the time they need it, delivered in the setting in which those services will be most effective and efficient," White said.

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