A dental office on wheels will give low-income kids in Yelm and Lacey access to a dentist in the coming weeks.
The “Smile Mobile” is an RV that’s been converted into a dental office with services ranging from examinations and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery.
The work is all provided at little or no cost to patients.
The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile is coming to Yelm at two locations and dates.
January 8-11, Lackamas Elementary School Parking Lot, 16240 Bald Hill Rd SE
Providing care to children (birth-high school) with limited family income.
January 14-23, Yelm Middle School, 402 Yelm Ave
About the SmileMobile:
“The SmileMobile, a modern three chair dental office on wheels, brings oral health services year-round to low-income children with limited access to a dentist. Since it first hit the road in July 1995, the mobile clinic has treated more than 25,000 children throughout Washingtonan average of 60 children each week. In 2010, with the help of 96 volunteer dental professionals, the SmileMobile examined 2,006 children, provided treatment to 1,238 and 3,695 preventive Services.
SmileMobile services range from examinations and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery all provided at little or no cost to patients. The SmileMobile is a partnership between Washington Dental Service, Washington Dental Service Foundation, and Seattle Childrens Hospital.”
For more information, call contact 1-800-572-7835 ext. 6303 or 206-517-6303.