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

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

PCOHC members deliver free dental care at youth-focused event

As part of HYPED (Homeless Youth Prevention and Empowerment Day), the Pierce County Dental Society and Oral Health Coalition members combined talent and services at Spanaway Middle School on January 24, 2015, to provide dental care with a focus on youth in our community. Participating organizations include Access to Baby and Child Dentistry, Bates and Clover Park Technical College Dental Assisting Schools, Community Health Care, Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children, Medical Teams International, Pierce College Dental Hygiene School, Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, and many other private dentists.

The dental section of the event experienced a steady stream of patients, conducting over forty screenings, eleven cleanings, and twenty-nine varnishes. The Medical Teams International dental van, with its volunteer professional dental staff, provided twenty-one patients with additional treatment.  The value of donated care was $13,710.   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.

For those interested in volunteering in the dental services area at the Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Project Homeless Connect at the Washington State Fairgrounds, please contact Cheryl Jenkins at

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 All other event questions may be directed to 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:

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

Upcoming Gig Harbor “Day of Resources” …includes dental care

Project Homeless Connect and its Day of Resources arrives in Gig Harbor next month. The Pierce County Dental Society, along with other Pierce County Oral Health Coalition partners, will provide dental assessments and treatment triage at the Project Homeless Connect event on August 22, 2014. The upcoming activity will be held from 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM at the LDS Church, 12002 Peacock Hill Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335. Please share this Flyer and event information with community members as appropriate.


Jennifer / Pierce County Dental Society Hannah / Community Health Care

Jennifer / Pierce County Dental Society
Hannah / Community Health Care