Seattle-King County Dental Foundation Programs
A free dental program that treats kidney dialysis patients who need to be infection free (including oral infection) before becoming eligible for transplant.
A free dental clinic offering complex extractions and oral surgery for patients referred from the dental safety net clinics that has treated 570 patients, extracted almost 2,200 teeth and give over $730,000 in donated care in its first year of operation.
We also fund supplies for the Medical Team International Dental vans, equipment for the PROVAIL dental clinic that treats adults with significant disabilities and helped fund the building of the new Neighborcare Rainier Beach Dental Clinic.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
The complex extraction dental clinic at Swedish Hospital is our most recent success. Partnering with 4 other non-profits, we offer free oral surgery for the most vulnerable among us. These are patients that the community dental safety net clinics cannot treat.
The draconian cuts to adult dental funding in King County mean there are fewer resources for the un- and under-insured. We need funding for supplies for free dental treatment. We will provide the volunteer dentists through our Society. We also partner with other dental service providers to ensure resources are leveraged effectively.