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Swedish Community Specialty Clinic Wins Award

Congratulations to the Swedish Community Specialty Clinic Dental Program for being awarded Seattle Business Magazine’s 2016 Silver Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Outreach

From the magazine: “The Swedish Community Specialty Clinic’s dental program, which has provided complex oral surgery care for more than 1,800 low-income adults, is a partnership among the Seattle-King County Dental Society, Project Access Northwest, Seattle Special Care Dentistry, King County Community Health Clinics and Swedish Medical Center. The clinic, first of its kind in the Puget Sound region, has provided more than $2.4 million worth of free dental care since its inception in 2012. With more than 30 dentists and oral surgeons volunteering their time and expertise, the clinic is able to provide complex dental care five days a week at no cost to eligible low-income patients.”

Members Dr. Noah Letwin (clinic director), Dr. Taylor Berry, Dr. Lauren Vainio, Dr. Sophie Yi, Dr. Amanda Spivey and Dr. Franco Audia are vital to the daily success of the clinic, as are the Swedish GPR residents and countless clinic staff. Beyond the program’s volunteer dentists, the support of senior leadership at Swedish Medical Center—including that of Dr. Amy Winston, Chair of Hospital Dentistry and Tom Gibbon, Manager of Community Programs, two of the program’s founders—has been equally important.

We are continually amazed at the amount of time and effort our members donate to improve oral health in their communities. Thank you again to everyone involved, and congratulations.   

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