NORTH ADAMS -- An organization that provides dental care to those who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to access a dentist has received one of its largest donations.

In a news release, Hillcrest Dental Care Inc. says the $50,000 gift from Greylock Federal Credit Union will be applied to its Expanding Berkshire Smiles campaign at the newly opened satellite office on the campus of North Adams Regional Hospital.

"Hillcrest Dental has become an important provider for people who haven’t had access to quality dental care," Greylock President Marilyn L. Sperling said. "Greylock is happy to support Hillcrest Dental’s efforts to bring much needed services to North Berkshire County."

A nonprofit subsidiary of Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Hillcrest Dental Care treats more than 9,500 patients at its primary office at 788 South St. in Pittsfield. In recent years, Hillcrest Dental Care has experience a 116 percent increase in patients from North County. The organization is the largest provider of oral health care to MassHealth recipients in Western Massachusetts.

"We greatly appreciate Greylock’s generous commitment for the residents of North County. Their partnership significantly helps children, special needs populations and the general public seeking quality affordable care," said Hillcrest President and CEO Gerard E. Burke.

Hillcrest Dental Care delivers comprehensive family dentistry in addition to oral health education programs in local schools, community centers and at community events. The $800,000 project that is its North Adams office will also bring 12 professional jobs to North County.

HDC has received additional support from Berkshire Bank Foundation, Golub Foundation, Hillcrest Hospital Foundation, Massachusetts Dental Society, MountainOne Financial Partners, TD Charitable Foundation, Walmart Foundation, William J. and Margery S. Barrett Fund and private sources. Financing is being arranged through TD Bank.

Hillcrest Dental Care accepts all insurances and is licensed by the Department of Public Health. To schedule an appointment or for more information call (413) 346-4242. The principal office will remain at 788 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, (413) 445-6680, or dental@hillcrestec.org.