North Country Family Health Center welcomes new dentist

WATERTOWN, NY — North Country Family Health Center (NCFHC) is pleased to welcome Kathleen A. Bacsik, DDS, to their staff as the Health Center’s newest dentist. Dr. Bacsik will provide care at both the Health Center’s Watertown dental office as well as at its Evans Mills dental office. She joins the Health Center’s current team of community-based dental providers: in the Watertown office: Maria Dille, DDS and Jackie Lam, DDS; at our Evans Mills dental office: Mano Jain, DDS; and at our Lowville dental office: Yong Chang, DDS and Anthony Longo, DDS. Dr. Paul Michaelson is the Health Center’s Chief Dental Officer.

Dr. Bacsik, a native of Watertown, completed her undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Albany in 2014 and then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 2018. She completed her General Practice Residency at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo in 2019. Prior to returning to Watertown,
Dr. Bacsik practiced at Hilde Family Dentistry, Burlington, Washington. Dr. Bacsik is a member of the American Dental Association; the American Dental Political Action Committee; and the American Dental Education Association.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bacsik, a North Country native, back to Watertown and into our dental practice,” comments Joey Marie Horton, Chief Executive Officer, North Country Family Health Center. “We are very lucky to have Dr. Bacsik join our Team of excellent oral health providers as she is familiar with the needs of our community and embraces our model of care focusing on prevention and integration of services.”

If you are interested in making an appointment with Dr. Bacsik please call our office at  315-782-2628. She is actively taking new patients; and can see patients at either the Arsenal Street office or at our LeRay office in Evans Mills. Please call to make your appointment, our Patient Service Representatives will be glad to assist you.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work in my home community. I look forward to educating families on the importance of preventative dental care – it affects so much of one’s overall health,” comments Dr. Bacsik. “I look forward to bringing my experiences, knowledge, and current dental practices to my patients at the Health Center.”  Dr. Bacsik resides in Watertown and enjoys baking in her free time as well as playing the guitar, singing, reading and hiking in and around the North Country.

North Country Family Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides high-quality, affordable healthcare to over 13,000 North Country residents annually at its four community-based locations in Watertown, Lowville, and Evans Mills, and within its school-based locations. NCFHC also provides nutritious food vouchers and other support to approximately 5,000 pregnant women, infants, and children each month through its WIC Program; assists approximately 4,000 individuals with insurance enrollment annually; and provides special initiatives to help high-risk pregnant and parenting families and individuals who experience insecure housing. For more information about North Country Family Health Center or its programs, visit or call (315) 782-9450.