SmileMobile to visit Arlington Nov. 7, 8
October 30, 2008 · 1:21 PM
ARLINGTON — A brightly painted 38–foot dental clinic on wheels, the SmileMobile is hard to miss when it arrives in town. A service of the Washington Dental Foundation, the SmileMobile travels the state offering dental examination and treatment to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care.
It is staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant, with teams of local volunteer dental professionals who do the work in each community it visits.
In partnership with Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, the SmileMobile provides dental care to children from low-income families.
It will be parked at the Arlington School District, 315 N. French Ave. in Arlington from 12:45 - 4 p.m. Nov. 7 and from 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 8.
Children 15 and under with limited access to dental care can be scheduled by calling Susan 360-618-6206.
Follow-up treatment will be scheduled on a space-available basis.
Medicaid and sliding scale fee is accepted as reimbursement for services.
The Washington Dental Service Foundation is a non-profit organization created and 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 20,000 youngsters in communities throughout Washington state.