SmileMobile returns to Arlington for two weeks
August 27, 2008 · Updated 5:17 PM
The Washington Dental Service Foundation has announced the SmileMobile will stop by Arlington beginning Nov. 19 offering dental services to children with dental needs.
The Washington Dental Foundation said that oral health disease affects half of all Washington state first and second graders and the SmileMobile travels across the state to fight it off.
Sponsored by the Washington Dental Service in partnership with Childrens Hospital and Regional Medical Center, the SmileMobile is hard to miss when it rolls into town. The SmileMobile is staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant, with teams of local volunteer dental professionals from each community it visits.
The brightly painted 38-foot dental clinic on wheels provides dental care to children from low- income families offering dental examination and treatment to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care. Medicaid and sliding scale fee is accepted as reimbursement for services.
Children 15 and under with limited access to dental care can scheduled appointments by calling Arlington School District at 360-618-6214.
The SmileMobile will be parked at the Arlington School Districts administration building at 315 N. French Ave. in Arlington. We will be providing screening examinations Monday, Nov.19, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 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.
The Washington Dental Service Foundation is a nonprofit organization created and funded by Washington Dental Service. The SmileMobile travels the state year-round providing services ranging from exams and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery. It has examined and treated more than 20,000 youngsters in communities throughout Washington state.