What We Do
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.
Our Community Partners
We are fortunate to be able to provide our services to those in need in part because of our partners in the community.
We work with organizations to support healthy smiles across our state, including schools, churches, Boys & Girls Clubs, local health departments, community centers, medical/clinics, organizations and state agencies. We also work with a number of non-profit groups that fund efforts in their local community.
Every community we visit is unique and we partner with many amazing businesses and people.
If are interested in partnering and hosting the SmileMobile in your community, please contact Karri Amundson at (206) 276.1620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.