For the past 12 years, WSDA Member and Loma Linda Dental School Adjunct Professor Dr. Kim Nordberg has been making short term dental mission trips to Guatemala and El Salvador with a group that has included his sons Peder and Eric; students from dental schools at Loma Linda, USC and UCLA; and fellow dentists from the Christian Medical Dental Association of Southern California.
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The 3rd Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness of Seattle, Washington will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Seattle’s Magnuson Park! Event registration and information
Online registration closes at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 10. After October 10, please register in person the morning of the walk with cash/check/money order made payable to The Oral Cancer Foundation. There will be free oral cancer screenings, speakers and music, and goodie bags for the first 300 participants to arrive on event day!
Dr. Jagjit Bhui of Elite Dentistry in Vancouver Wash. is offering a day of free dental services for senior citizens without insurance or the ability to pay.
Dr. Bhui and his staff will hold the "Senior Citizen Appreciation Day" this Thursday, August 21 from 9 am until 4 pm, and they hope to see as many as 19 patients during the day. Preference will be given to patients in pain, but Dr. Bhui has said he will offer one free service to the patients he sees that day - including fillings, cleanings and extractions (some restrictions apply, the practice reserves the right to refuse service to any individual).
MTI Vans is conducting a mini-mission trip August 27-29 at the Broetje Orchards in Prescott, Wash., just outside of Walla Walla. The goal of these clinics is to treat migrant farm workers who typically have little or no access to dental care. The Washington Oral Health Foundation has agreed to help facilitate organizing dentists to participate in the three-day event.