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Local Doctor Returns to Midstate to Serve Lancaster County Children at CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health Dental Center

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, a community-based organization dedicated to the health and wellbeing of children in Lancaster County, is proud to announce the hire of Dr. Kyra Schirk. Dr. Schirk was raised in York,Pennsylvania before leaving the region to work at a private dental practice in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She will return to the region to serve the dental needs of children from birth to 18 years at the CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health Dental Center. The newly opened Dental Center will serve as a dental home for all children throughout Lancaster County.

“Many Lancaster County families find it difficult to access dental care for their children due to practices with long wait lists for new patients, acceptance of limited insurance plans, or limited hours,” said Philip Goropoulos, president of CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health. “Dr. Schirk is returning to her roots in Central Pennsylvania to meet those challenges head-on and make care more accessible for all Lancaster-County children.”

Dr. Schirk graduated from Albright College with a Bachelor of Science in Art/Biology. She received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She continued her education by completing a general practice residency at York Hospital. Most recently, she worked at Fairview Family Dentistry in Fairview Village, Pennsylvania.

“I look forward to following my passion for working with children and becoming a part of the Lancaster community,” said Dr. Schirk. “I’m honored to be a part of increasing access to quality care for all children.”

The CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health Dental Center is located at 401 Locust Street in Columbia Pennsylvania and serves patients throughout Lancaster County. CHIP, Medicaid and private insurance are accepted but no insurance is required to receive service. Interested families should call 844-836-8871 for more information about CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health Dental Center or visit www.CHIDentalCenter.org.

About CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health

A part of Catholic Health Initiatives, CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is a community-based organization dedicated to the health and wellbeing of children in Lancaster County. The organization works in collaboration with community partners to assure access to appropriate quality health services and benefits for every child in the Lancaster community. This mission in children’s health began with the development of Brush.Brush.Smile!®, a mobile dental clinic program, and now includes multiple efforts, programs and services committed to improving the health of children and expanding healthcare access for children and families throughout the Lancaster community.