Staying abreast of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The American Dental Association has published the ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists and Patients.
The CDC Division of Oral Health has also published useful recommendations on oral health during this pandemic.
Urgent Dental Care is Still Available
Dental providers in Washington have been directed by Governor Inslee to address emergencies and urgent dental care only. If your client has a dentist, have them call their office directly for urgent dental needs. Please visit an Emergency Department only if the condition is life-threatening.
If a client needs help finding urgent dental care, contact the Dentist Link
referral team. They have a current list of dental providers. Please call or text Dentist Link to get connected to urgent dental care.
What is Urgent Dental Care?
- Toothache pain that is interfering with normal activities
- Swollen gums, face, or neck
- Bleeding in your mouth that doesn’t stop
- Infection or a substantial risk of it (might include a sore or pus on the gum)
- Recent trauma to the mouth that involves the loss of your tooth
What Can Be Scheduled for Later
- Regular exams and cleanings
- Treatment of cavities that aren’t painful
- Removal of teeth that aren’t painful
If you would like to get connected to dental care—now or later—call or text us at 844-888-5465.
DentistLink.org is a free referral service for anyone in Washington, brought to you by Arcora Foundation, the foundation of Delta Dental of Washington. Our friendly referral specialists work hard to help connect people to dental care in their community. Open to Apple Health (Medicaid), uninsured, and insured.
Schools - Great opportunity to establish a dental Sealant Program!
Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) offers a school-based sealant program as a way to engage students in their oral health and to receive preventative services. CHC provides:
- Oral hygiene and nutrition presentations to students, as well as explain the benefits of sealants
- Portable equipment to complete visual exams, sealant placement, and fluoride varnish for students who return a consent form
- Scheduling or referral for further treatment as needed
Students in partner schools can receive valuable preventative services with no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status.
Any schools interested in partnering with CHC to bring dental services to their students are encouraged to contact Melissa Meldrich, Dental Access Coordinator, at email@example.com.
It's 2020 and Washington ABCD is 20 years old!
Did you know that dental caries is the most common chronic disease of childhood and low-income children are disproportionately affected by dental decay? ABCD has made Washington a national leader in increasing the number of young children who get dental services.
The Snohomish County ABCD Program puts young children on a lifelong path to good oral health by:
- Connecting low-income families with dentists who know how to care of young kids, preventing tooth decay early and educating parents about how to take good care of their children’s teeth.
- Identifying, recruiting, training and mentoring dentists to be ABCD Certified in offering the following comprehensive services in a child-friendly way: anticipatory guidance/counseling/family oral health education, dental exam, prophylaxis, risk assessment, fluoride varnish treatment, dental treatment.