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Entries in Charitable Care (65)

Monday
Jun162014

Seattle RAM Event needs volunteers!

 An initiative connecting underserved and vulnerable populations to the health services and resources they need seeks professional volunteers to provide free dental, vision and medical care at a giant health clinic, Oct. 23 – 26, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. 

The clinic, produced in partnership with the humanitarian organization Remote Area Medical® (RAM) and more than 30 health, human service and civic organizations from across the State of Washington, is expected to provide free services for as many as 1,000 patients each day, if the event is fully staffed. All services are free to patients. Register here for the RAM Event.

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Thursday
May292014

UWSoD Overseas: Karen Zemplenyi in Peru

A team member on the trip with Zemplenyi teaches Peruvian school children about oral hygiene basicsBy Karen Zemplenyi
For ten days during the tail end of March 2014 I joined a group providing dental services to the underserved communities outside Cuzco, Peru. These were ten days which not only allowed for exploration of Machu Picchu and the consumption of Peruvian delicacies like guinea pig, but provided dental opportunities unrivaled by any in my school curriculum. 

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Thursday
Mar062014

WSDA MEMBER GETS NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT FOR GKAS EVENT

Local dentist gets national spotlight for his Give Kids a Smile event
WSDA Member Dr. Judson Werner opened his office on February 7 in observance of Give Kids a Smile day. Werner partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue to provide 20 kids with $6,643 worth of fillings, sealants, prophys, exams, fluoride and oral hygiene instructions. The ADA featured his community stewardship here. Good work, Dr. Werner!

Tell us about your GKAS event!
Congratulations to Dr. Werner and his staff — and to all the WSDA members who opened their offices for a Give Kids a Smile Event. If you would like your event covered in the next WSDA News, send pictures from your event along with details (number of kids seen, procedures performed, value of work) to Rob Bahnsen at rob@wsda.org!

Monday
Mar032014

DENTIST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN YAKIMA, SPOKANE TO HELP VETERANS 

Be A Hero, Help A Hero

Dr. Theresa Cheng has been at the forefront of delivering dental care to veterans for years. She’s been joined by many other dentists who also want to give back, and together they’re created a system serving Veterans who have been deployed to wars (they verify with DD214 forms), who have no dental insurance (The VA does not provide dental care for most veterans) and who have financial challenges. The group's goal is to goal is to eliminate pain and infection and restore to a reasonably functional state.

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