William J. Whitney, DDS
Dr. William “Bill” Whitney has been enjoying doing dentistry for 25 years. Dr. Whitney grew up on Long Island, New York and attended the State University at Binghamton. During that time Dr. Whitney decided to pursue a dental career and spent 4 years at the Ohio State University dental program where he graduated with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Immediately after graduating, Dr. Whitney took a position practicing in a private office on the eastern end of Long Island. On days off from this location Dr. Whitney drove into New York City where he enjoyed working a second busy practice for the next two years. Despite the excellent opportunities close to home , Dr. Whitney desired a more relaxed setting somewhere a little quieter and a practice of his own . The search took him throughout the New England area but when the opportunity to purchase a dental practice in Damariscotta, Maine became available, Dr. Whitney decided it was time to leave the busy pace of New York for the beauty of Maine.
Upon relocating to Damariscotta, Dr. Whitney moved a small , one room downtown practice of 40 years into the newly remodeled 1840s sea captains home where the modern practice is located today. The facility offers five dental chairs all equipped with the latest dental software, digital x-ray and panoramic imaging system, as well as intraoral cameras for patient education and chairs equipped with cable television , all helping to provide quality and relaxing delivery of dental care.
During the 23 years Dr. Whitney has been practicing dentistry in Maine he has been able to transform his practice from doing cleanings for patients himself, to now providing a highly trained , professional staff of two excellent hygienists , a highly skilled office manager and an advanced qualified dental assistant. The office can also offer a network of local specialists for any necessary referrals.
Dr. Whitney has worked in the local schools as part of a state program providing sealant as well as donating fluoride treatments and educating children on the benefits of maintaining oral health. In addition to helping in the schools , Dr. Whitney also enjoys donating time, supplies and funding to charities and various community aid programs. Dr Whitney has also applied for privileges at Miles Memorial Hospital to provide assistance in treating dental emergencies.
When asked what he enjoys most about his career as a dentist, Dr. Whitney states, “ I enjoy helping patients that may have been hesitant to go see a dentist become proud of their dental health and their smile. I enjoy getting to know a little bit about each person as an individual, and allowing them to see that a dental office is not a place anyone needs to be worried about visiting. People quickly see how relaxed and how different a visit really is from what they’ve imagined ”
Dr. Whitney’s staff describes him as professional, personable, caring, and down-to-earth , spending most of his free time with his wife and two kids. When not in the office Dr. Whitney wants to be outdoors. His passions are doing anything with the kids, fishing, skiing, boating, playing hockey, playing golf and cooking.
Dr. Whitney is a Member of the American Dental Association, the Maine Dental Association, and the MidCoast Dental Society.