The SmileMobile program provides oral health services to underserved children, teens and pregnant women at no cost to site partners. The program includes a 39 foot, 3 chair dental van (SmileMobile) that serves as a mobile clinic to provide diagnostic, preventive, restorative and emergent care across the state in areas with limited or no access to dental care.
Arcora Foundation (formerly Washington Dental Service Foundation) manages, operates and staffs the mobile van, and works with local community site partners to identify children, teens and pregnant women most in need of care who can least afford and access care. The program accepts Apple Health (Medicaid), commercial insurance and offers a sliding scale fee based on family income (after taxes) and size.
The SmileMobile has visited over 100 communities and provided dental care to more than 44,000 patients since the program began in 1995. The SmileMobile operates on average of 44 weeks per year and provides dental care to approximately 2,000 patients.
The SmileMobile program is a partnership with Arcora Foundation, parent company Delta Dental of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital and local organizations in the communities the SmileMobile travels too.