Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Receives $5,000 Grant from DentaQuest
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 25, 2018 - The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $5,000 grant from DentaQuest, the leading national purpose-driven oral health company committed to improving the oral health of all, to help fund its oral health program.
The Free Clinic’s program served low-income, uninsured children and adults through 1,255 oral health visits in fiscal year 2016-17.
The clinic provides dental services at its location at the Jim Parsley Center and in its mobile dental van at Clark County schools and community-sponsored events. Dental volunteers fill cavities and screen, seal and varnish children’s teeth. Dental care for adults includes extractions, fillings, the repair of broken teeth and pain relief. Without the Free Clinic, many of these patients would seek care in highly expensive hospital emergency rooms.
“We’re grateful to DentaQuest for their support,” says Free Clinic Executive Director Barbe West. “Restoring the oral health of low-income families eliminates a barrier to their participation in the workforce. Access to dental care is a key component in breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty.”
About the Free Clinic:
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from more than 500 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit our website at freeclinics.org.
Based in Boston, Mass., DentaQuest (www.DentaQuest.com) is a leading national oral health company and the largest in the Medicaid space. Along with its charitable DentaQuest Foundation, its clinical DentaQuest Care Group and its educational DentaQuest Institute, its mission is to improve the oral health of all. Follow DentaQuest on Twitter @dentaquest, Facebook at www.facebook.com/DentaQuest and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/denta