New oral doctor named

Dr. Aatif Ansari

Dr. Aatif Ansari

SOUTHWEST HARBOR Dr. Aatif Ansari is the new oral health provider at the Community Dental Center in Southwest Harbor.

Community members are invited to meet Ansari on Tuesday, April 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. at a reception held at the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 338 Main St. Refreshments will be provided. The free event is open to all.

Ansari received his doctoral degree from Indiana School of Dentistry in 2015. He completed his preceptorship in hospital dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2013. His medical interests and expertise include hospital-based dentistry and management of medically compromised patients in both the dental clinic and hospital setting.

Ansari chose to join the Mount Desert Island Hospital Community Dental Center because it provided him the opportunity to bring quality oral healthcare to an underserved population and to have a substantial impact on the oral health of the region.

“I am a firm believer in patient-doctor communication, education and patient-centered care,” he said. “My aim is to promote oral health equality.”

When he is not at work, Ansari enjoys photography, hiking, traveling, gastronomy and cricket. He enjoys the natural beauty of MDI and living near the ocean.

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