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Entries in Charitable Care (64)

Monday
Feb062012

Share your Give Kids a Smile photos and stories!

 Make sure you send us pictures and stories from your Give Kids a Smile events this month. We'll run as many images as we have space for, and might even run them over two issues!

Friday
Jan062012

Interactive Map on Distribution of Dentists and the Dental Safety Net

Wednesday
Jan042012

Medical Teams International Treats 200,000th Dental Patient

In late 2011, Medical Teams International (MTI) treated its 200,000th dental patient in the U.S with an estimated value of $60 million in free dental care. With the help of volunteer dentists, hygienists, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries, and assistants, MTI staffs 11 mobile dental vans throughout Washington and Oregon. The program serves more than 17,000 patients a year and provides more than $8 million in free services annually.

"The Washington State Dental Association congratulates Medical Teams International and its dental team volunteers on treating their 200,000th patient" says WSDA President Dr. Rodney Wentworth. "By partnering with volunteer dentists, social service agencies, and religious organizations, MTI has created a sustainable model that provides dental care to the most vulnerable throughout the Northwest."

MTI dental vans, staff and volunteers provide ongoing dental care at 54 locations throughout Western and Southeastern Washington. At each location, a local partner screens patients for need and makes referring appointments to the next scheduled visit of the dental van.

MTI reached the 200,000th patient milestone after 20 years of work, but based on current volume, it will take less than 10 years to treat the next 200,000 patients. To learn more about MTI or to become a volunteer go to http://www.medicalteams.org/sf/what_we_do/dental_program.aspx.

Thursday
Oct132011

Around the world: WSDA Members Give Back

Each year, WSDA members donate thousands of dollars worth of services in their practices and around the country.

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