Submitted by Fish for Teeth
Islanders can purchase fish tacos to support a local nonprofit that provides free dental service for locals.
Fish for Teeth volunteers will sell fish tacos at 11 a.m., Friday, May 18, outside the San Juan Island Community Theatre Box Office. Tacos, which are as large as burritos, are made with Alaskan rockfish harvest and topped with Pablitos Salsa, Tillamook cheese, fresh greens and a squeeze of lime. Volunteers ask for a donation of $8 per taco.
Fish for Teeth sponsors a mobile dental van for dental clinics on San Juan Island, three times a year. The Medical Teams International’s van can handle dental hygiene appointments to root canals.
Matt Marinkovich formed Fish for Teeth in 2007, after noticing a community need for affordable dental care. The Fish for Teeth board, comprised of local fishermen and dental professionals, sponsors the mobile dental clinic every January, May and October on San Juan Island. Fish for Teeth receives no federal funding and relies solely on donations, which are tax-deductible.