Our 2018 Symposium was a Hit!

Presentation room, packed with people

On Friday, February 9th, the Pierce County Oral Health Coalition held it’s 2018 Symposium; “Brushing Up: Current Trends in Oral Health”.
We had more than a 100 attendees bringing together dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and students from different oral health organizations and schools. The event was a resounding success! Everyone had the opportunity to learn more about Silver Diamine Fluoride, as well as the Baby Teeth Matter program. We all heard health updates on the Heroin/Opioid Crisis, E-Cigarettes, Vape and Hookah and the impacts of drug use on oral health. Below are photos from our event and below the photos are links to the event handouts and presentations.

 

 

 

Presentations and Handout Below:


Arcora BTM Canoe 2018
Baby Teeth Matter by Dr. Sean R. Kelly
Carol Roberton’s Presentation
DentalOpioidRecommendations_Web
Final UW Consent for SDF Handout
Opioid Epidemic Final – OH Summit
OralHealthSymposium- Arti Patel
SDF Pierce Co OHC PPT handout

 

PCOHC Symposium – Registration Now Open!

Winter Symposium Registration Now Open!

Please Print the Registration Form and Submit it to us:
2018 Oral Health Symposium Registration

“Brushing up: Current Trends in Oral Health” on February 9, 2018 from 8:30am – 12:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Rebecca L. Slayton, DDS, PhD
Professor, Emeritus
Department of Pediatric Dentistry

University of Washington School of Dentistry

Topic- Silver Diamine Fluoride


Other topics include:

  • Puyallup Tribal Health Authority – Baby Teeth Matter Program – Dr. Kelly
  • Updates on Trends in Prevalent Drugs and Oral Health Implications: Opiates, Heroin, E-Cigs, Hookah and more!

Registration Fee is $40, includes 4 CE’s. The symposium will be held at Bates Technical College South Campus: 2201 S. 78th St, Tacoma WA

 

AMEN Clinic Coming to Tacoma – Volunteers Needed!

AMEN Free Volunteer Clinic coming to Tacoma

The AMEN Free clinic is being hosted at the Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound (STAR Center) on November 10 and 12 frm 8:00AM-4:00PM each day. The clinic will provide a wide range of health services, including:

  • Dental Care
  • Medical Care
  • Vision and much more!

Volunteers are needed for Dental, Medical, Vision, and General Event Staff

To register to volunteer, visit www.AMENTacoma.com or email AMENTacoma@gmail.com 

There is a $10 Mil Malpractice & Liability Insurance provided.

 

Project Homeless Connect Almost Here!!

According to Sound Outreach Services, “On any given night in Pierce County 2000 people experience homelessness. This number includes babies, children, teens, and adults. They are victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, veterans, and senior citizens…Project Homeless Connect provides a starting place on the journey back to safety, stability, health, and hope. Project Homeless Connect reduces the duration of homelessness by providing services that address the basic needs; basic medical and dental care, access to education, employment and benefits systems, chemical dependency assessments, flu shots, haircuts, and much more – all under one roof!”

Please share news of the upcoming event returning to the Tacoma Dome on Wednesday, October 25th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm .To volunteer in the Dental Services area, contact pcds@pcdentists.org. Attendees interested in the dental services are encouraged to arrive early.

Please see below for more details:

http://www.soundoutreach.org/project-homeless-connect/

Make sure to save the date for our Winter Symposium: 

“Brushing up: Current Trends in Oral Health” on February 9, 2018 from 8:30am – 12:30 pm

Registration Fee is $40, includes 4 CE’s. The symposium will be held at Bates Technical College South Campus: 2201 S. 78th St, Tacoma WA

 

According to Sound Outreach Services, “On any given night in Pierce County 2000 people experience homelessness. This number includes babies, children, teens, and adults. They are victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, veterans, and senior citizens…Project Homeless Connect provides a starting place on the journey back to safety, stability, health, and hope. Project Homeless Connect reduces the duration of homelessness by providing services that address the basic needs; basic medical and dental care, access to education, employment and benefits systems, chemical dependency assessments, flu shots, haircuts, and much more – all under one roof!”

Please share news of the upcoming event returning to the Tacoma Dome on Wednesday, October 25th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm .To volunteer in the Dental Services area, contact pcds@pcdentists.org. Attendees interested in the dental services are encouraged to arrive early.

Please see below for more details:

http://www.soundoutreach.org/project-homeless-connect/

Tacoma Dome