SmileMobile is coming to Arlington to care for children with dental needs

ARLINGTON — The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering examination to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Arlington Nov. 15-16. The SmileMobile, a brightly painted 38-foot dental clinic on wheels, is hard to miss when it rolls into town. Sponsored by the Washington Dental Service and in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, the SmileMobile provides dental care to children from low-income families.

Children birth through high school with limited access to care can be scheduled by calling. The SmileMobile is staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant, and teams of local volunteer dental professionals in each community it visits. The SmileMobile will be located at the Arlington School District, 315 N French Ave., in Arlington. To schedule appointment call Andrea Conley at 360-618-6217. Appointments must be scheduled before Nov. 15.

The SmileMobile will be providing examinations on Monday Nov. 15, 12:45 - 4- p.m., and Tuesday Nov. 16, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow-up treatment appointments will be scheduled on a space available basis for the duration of our stay.

Medicaid and sliding scale fee is accepted as reimbursement for services.

The SmileMobile is operated by Washington Dental Service Foundation, a non profit organization created and partially funded by Washington Dental Service.

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 25,000 youngsters in communities throughout Washington State.

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