Family Dentistry

Good dental care means more than just having a great smile. When you take good care of your teeth, gums, and mouth, you'll prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and other diseases. With the proper care, you'll have a beautiful smile that will last you a long time!

As a dental patient at Whitney Young, you will receive great care right in your own neighborhood! We are the area's largest dental provider for Medicaid patients. We also welcome self-pay patients and most types of insurance.

The Dental Department provides full mouth x-rays, prophylaxis (cleaning), fluoride treatment, dental health education, fillings, extractions, partial and full dentures, limited root canal treatment, and emergency treatment.

Going to the dentist can be an uncomfortable experience for some of us, but our gentle and kind dentists and hygienists will put you at ease. We can show you the best ways to brush and floss; share information about the best foods to eat and those to avoid to promote good tooth health; and how to take good care of your teeth, gums and mouth.

To become a patient of Whitney Young's Dental Department, please contact the dental office nearest you to set up your initial appointment:

  • Dental at Whitney Young's Albany Health Center, 920 Lark Drive, Albany 518-465-6330.
  • Dental at Whitney Young's Troy Health Center, 6 102nd Street, Troy 518-833-6900.

A joint project of Whitney Young and the Healthy Capital District Initiatives

In addition to our two dental departments Whitney Young also provides mobile dental hygienist services through a program called Seal-a-Smile.

Seal-a-Smile is an oral health program providing services to elementary school aged children in Albany, and Rensselaer Counties.

Services Include:

  • Oral Health Classroom Education
  • Dental Screening
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Protective Dental Sealants
  • Individual Oral Hygiene Instructions
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Oral Health Care Management Services

All participating students will receive a tooth brush and toothpaste and other fun surprises.

For questions or more information, contact your school or call the Seal-a-Smile program office at 518-462-7049. Seal-a-Smile's administrative offices are located at 315 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.