Fruita dental clinic adds Parachute office

A Fruita dental clinic is opening a second location in Parachute, driven by the prospect of attracting more patients in that area and better serving existing Mesa County patients who work in Garfield County.

Lybrook Dental Center will open a satellite clinic at 101 Cardinal Way Unit, No. 3, in the Southgate Plaza in June. Appointments are being taken at 858-9511.

Drs. Scott and Carol Lybrook will continue to operate their 13-year practice in Fruita, where they provide preventive, restorative, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.

Scott Lybrook said the Fruita location gets a few patients from the Parachute/Battlement Mesa and Rifle areas now. The new location will enable him and his wife to better serve those patients and add new ones. It also will provide more convenience to existing Mesa County patients who work in Garfield County.

“Hopefully, it will make it easier for them to get off work and take care of their (dental) needs,” he said.

The initial plan is for Scott Lybrook to work in Parachute one day a week with the help of some staff from the Fruita office, while his wife covers things in Fruita, he said.

It’s possible someone might be hired in Parachute to help him later, and that the new office would be open more days per week, if things get busy, he said.

It’s a good time to find affordable space to rent in Parachute, he said. But he also thinks the area has kept “a lot of vitality” since the slowdown of natural gas drilling a few years ago.

It’s a region with not just oil and gas employees, but retirees and others, he noted.

“I’m kind of optimistic. It’s kind of a neat area to fill in,” he said.


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