Emergent Care

Dental community provides free dental care at March 2015 Project Homeless Connect

During the Spring Project Homeless Connect (PHC), the Pierce County Dental Society and Oral Health Coalition members combined talent and services at Puyallup Fairgrounds on March 31, 2015 to provide dental care to community members in need. Participating organizations include Bates and Clover Park Technical College Dental Assisting Schools, Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children, Medical Teams International, Pierce College Dental Hygiene School, and many other private dentists.

The dental section of the event provided $30,234 in donated dental care that included screening 67 individuals and treating 23 in the dental hygiene area. The Medical Teams International dental van, with its volunteer professional dental staff, provided twenty-three patients with additional treatment.  Dental service area volunteers also referred PHC patients for follow up exams and community resources. The Pierce County Dental Society wishes to acknowledge all the oral health volunteers, partners and community resources who worked together to help those in need of dental services. Photos of some of the wonderful dental volunteers are shown below!

Planning for the next Project Homeless Connect is underway for late summer-early Fall 2015. For those interested in volunteering in the dental services area, please contact Cheryl Jenkins at pcds@pcdentists.org.

Free dental services at March 2015 Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect returns to the Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup  on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. As in the past, the Pierce County Dental Society, along with other Pierce County Oral Health Coalition partners, will provide much needed dental assessments and treatment triage.

Doors open 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

PCOHC members interested in helping in the dental area should email pcds@pcdentists.org.

For more information and to share with the community as appropriate, click here for the event flyer: PHC_Flyer_March_2015_WA Fair Grounds

Announcing free dental clinic February 13, 2015

Pierce County Oral Health Coalition partners, Pierce County Dental Society and Bates Technical College’s Dental Assisting School, are teaming up again to offer free dental services and oral health education for Pierce County uninsured adults. Because Pierce County has many under-served adults that have extensive dental needs, the Pierce County Dental Society has decided to provide dental services free of charge.

The clinic will be held on Friday February 13, 2015, and is by appointment-only. To schedule and for more details about the specific type of dental services provided, please call 253-272-1101. Interested adults are encouraged to schedule soon as appointment slots are limited.

Click on the following flyer for details: BATES PCDC Free Dental Clinic Feb 2015




January 2015 Project Homeless Connect focuses on youth

On Saturday, January 24, 2015 Project Homeless Connect will uniquely focus on providing preventive, supportive and empowering services to Pierce County youth and families with youth. Pierce County Dental Society, in partnership with its dentists and other PCOHC members will work together to provide free and much-needed dental services

Other community partners will be on hand to offer medical services, insurance information, ID replacement, haircuts, resume writing and college information (college representatives will be present). Also available: give-aways, Zumba, face painting, childcare. The event takes place at Spanaway Middle School, 15701 B Street E, Spanaway, WA,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Interested in volunteering in the dental services area? Contact Cheryl Jenkins at pcds@pcdentists.org. All other event questions may be directed to alanna@southsoundoutreach.org or 253-593-2111 extension 121.

Spread the word: Project Homeless Connect HYPED Flyer


Project Homeless Connect returns to Tacoma Dome October 29

Coalition meets September 10, 2014 at Community Health Care Hilltop Regional Health Center

The Pierce County Oral Health Coalition (PCOHC) is pleased to announce that its monthly September meeting will be hosted by Community Health Care (CHC) and held at their Hilltop Regional Health Center. The event will include a presentation on their Dental Residency Program within a Community Health Care Setting, and a tour of CHC’s new Hilltop facility.

InvitationPCOHC September 2014 Flyer


Community Health Care Hilltop Regional Health Center

1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Tacoma, WA 98405

Community Room (1st Floor)

Time: 1-3 p.m.

CE: 1 CE available

Lunch will be provided, including vegetarian options. Please RSVP by September 8, at: pcohc@pcdentists.org.

Parking: Parking is available in the CHC parking lot behind the Hilltop Regional Health Center, or on the street.