SmileMobile dental van to visit Orcas

  • Sun Oct 14th, 2018 1:33pm
  • Life

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The SmileMobile dental van is coming to Orcas Island from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. To make an appointment or for more information, call 1-888-286-9105.

The Arcora Foundation — SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children and pregnant women who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be on Orcas Island. The SmileMobile, a brightly painted 39 — foot dental clinic on wheels, is hard to miss when it rolls into town.

The SmileMobile is staffed by a dentist, clinic manager and dental assistant and will be parked at the Orcas Island Community Church – 176 Madrona St., Eastsound. The SmileMobile will provide dental examinations to children from birth up through high school age and pregnant women on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31. Treatment appointments will be scheduled the duration of the stay.

Apple Health is accepted and SmileMobil offers a sliding fee scale based on family income and size.

The SmileMobile is operated by the Arcora Foundation (formerly Washington Dental Service), a nonprofit organization created and partially funded by Delta Dental of Washington in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The SmileMobile, which travels the state year-round providing services ranging from exams and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery, has examined and treated more than 44,000 youngsters in communities throughout Washington State.