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


Celebrating 2013

Member of the Pierce County Oral Health Coalition held their December meeting by celebrating the holidays at Olive Garden on Dec. 11. What a great looking group.

Member of the Pierce County Oral Health Coalition held their December meeting by celebrating the holidays at Olive Garden on Dec. 11. What a great looking group.

PCOHC members celebrated the culmination of another year of collaboration at our annual lunch and gift exchange.

Participating in the merry making were members from Bates College Dental Assisting Program, Bethel School District / Early Childhood & Preschool Program, Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children, Pierce County Dental Society, Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, SeaMar Community Health Care and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. We thanked Denise Goudelock for her many wonderful years of service and dedication as PCOHC’s secretary.

Wishes to all for a Healthy and Happy Holiday season!