Monthly Archives: June 2014

See you in the Fall!

The Pierce County Oral Health Coalition is on summer hiatus and will reconvene in September. There is no meeting today.

Even though we take a break from coalition meetings, summer is not an idle time for oral health advocates. Coalition members recently completed a low-cost dental clinic at Bates Technical College, coordinated by the Pierce County Dental Society and staffed by many volunteers. Others will be taking advantage of many opportunities to promote oral health and connect individuals to dental care via summer community health, back-to-school and other fun events.

We wish our colleagues and friends a wonderful, productive summer! See you in the Fall.




Dental care resource for uninsured seniors

Pierce County Senior Center Dental Program

Pierce County Community Connections, Aging & Disability Resources is sponsoring free oral exams and cleanings performed by a registered dental hygienist at participating senior centers for eligible older adults.  Services are currently offered at three locations:  Buckley Senior Center, Key Peninsula Community Services, and Mid-County Community Center.  In order to be eligible to receive a free oral exam and cleaning, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be 60 years of age or older and a resident of Pierce County;
  • Have no dental insurance (including Medicaid);
  • Have not received dental care in the past 24 months; and
  • Have gross income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,945 per month for a single-person household, $2,622 for a two-person household).


Interested applicants should call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 to complete an eligibility screening.  Participants will be asked to provide contact information for their primary care provider as our hygienist must have a completed Physician’s Authorization for Dental Treatment on file before services can be provided.