Allcare Dental Offices Closed

January 3, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM EDT

By WKBW News

January 3, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) A trip to the dentist may be on hold for some people who go to Allcare Dental.

According to an Ohio television station, Allcare Dental is closing more than 50 offices nationwide.

When Eyewitness News cameras showed up at the Allcare Dental location in Cheektowaga, NY Monday, the facility was closed.

Employees were apparently notified on December 31st that they were losing their jobs, but it is unclear what is happening with patients.

The company website states it will have further updates. Eyewitness News is working to get a comment from the company. Their website had this posting as of Monday afternoon:

This site is being updated on January 3rd, 2011 and should be available with current updates regarding Allcare sometime in the early to mid afternoon.

Please check back at that time. Allcare's phone and computer network is down but attempts are being made at this time to reactivate as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if your local Allcare office has not yet diverted you to a new dentist and you are having a dental emergency, you will need to find another dentist in your area at your own cost, go to the emergency room or call 911.

Thank you for your patience, will have update as promised.