Mashpee Tribe opens family dental clinic

Ribbon cutting set for noon on Wednesday
Tribal members are invited to the open house to meet Dr. Benjamin Warren (left) and Certified Dental Assistant Katie Bennett (right). Photos courtesy of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe this week announced the opening of a family dental clinic. Although an open house week began on Monday and will continue through Friday, the ribbon cutting ceremony is set for noon on Wednesday.

The clinic will serve all tribal citizens of all ages and of any Federally-recognized tribe, according to a release from the tribe. 

Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell will be joined at the grand opening by Indian Health Service/Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit members Dr. Benjamin Warren and Certified Dental Assistant Katie Bennett, Cheryl Frye-Cromwell, Tribal Council Health Liaison and Rita Gonsalves, Health Systems Administrator.

The clinic is at 483 Great Neck Road South in Mashpee and will be open for appointments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"This clinic will provide top level, effective dental services for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Members living in the five contract health service delivery areas. This is a proud, honorable and historic day for the Tribe and its vision towards quality health care services for Tribal members," said Cromwell.

During open house week, the theme is "Back to School" and tribal members are encouraged to make cleaning and dental screening appointments for their children by calling 508-477-5811. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on