Dental Clinic to Visit Mid-April

By Hilary Canty, Director, Orcas Island Community Foundation

The Mobile Dental Clinic from Medical Teams International will be returning to Orcas on April 12th and 13th. The Clinic will provide care to qualifying community members. During the next two dental clinics (April and June), there will be an opportunity for single unit crown procedures and the seating of those crowns. Patients will be charged for the lab fees, made out to the lab directly, via certified check. The cost to the patient will be under $200 per crown. All other services provided during the clinic will be free of charge.

Applications are available on line at, or can be picked up at the Food Bank, the Public Library, Orcas Family Connections or the County Health office at the Senior Center. Applications will be reviewed and prioritized based on severity of dental needs and pain. Completed applications can be dropped off in the Dental Box outside the Public Library. If you have questions regarding the application or available services, please contact Barbara Ehrmantraut, 376-3395.

This is the first of four clinics scheduled for 2013 funded through the Orcas Island Community Foundation. Both Dr. Ivans and Dr. Bailey and staff members are volunteering to provide care. Jim Biddick is coordinating volunteers to provide check-in support. He can be reached at 376-2488. The Orcas Community Church is hosting the van and housing for the van drivers has been contributed by the Gudgell family. Breakfast snacks and lunch for the volunteers are needed on both days; if you are interested in contributing, please contact the Orcas Island Community Foundation, 376-6423. Working together, keeping the community healthy.

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