Every day in Washington State people live with dental pain because they lack the resources to see a dentist. Although adult dental Medicaid will be restored in the coming months, it won't cover all the need throughout Washington — we need your help to increase the dental safety net. While nearly all dentists give back to their communities, the need is still great, and many organizations have clinics or hold events where volunteers are needed. We've gathered up information about some of the events and organizations across the state where you (and often, your staff) can volunteer to help those without dental health care resources.
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Ed. note: When we learned that UW students would be heading to Haiti, we asked them to write about the people they helped while they were there — to tell their stories of courage. Four students — Mehak Ahluwalia, Sean Collette, Esther Ra and Ryan Zentz — did just that. Here, in their own words and pictures, are their experiences.
At two recent events, WSDA member dentists, their staff and other volunteers rallied to deliver oral health care to adults who normally would have limited or no access. Since the loss of adult dental Medicaid two years ago, adults have had to go without all but emergent care in the state, leaving area dentists to do all they can to fill in the gaps
The Washington Oral Health Foundation is truly powered by volunteers, and we support dental professionals year 'round in their efforts to give back. Last week was National Volunteer Week, and WOHF highlighted some exceptional volunteers who work with the Foundation’s core programs. These are examples of volunteer opportunities that WOHF always has available, and if you are interested in volunteering with the Foundation, feel free to contact Tom Tidyman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers around the state who help improve and enhance oral health for all Washingtonians.