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Need a dentist but don’t have the money? The Smilemobile might be able to help

The SmileMobile, a fully equipped mobile dental clinic, provides dental care to children up to high school age whose families have limited income.
The SmileMobile, a fully equipped mobile dental clinic, provides dental care to children up to high school age whose families have limited income. sbloom@theolympian.com

The SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children and women who might not otherwise have dental care, is in Lacey through Tuesday.

The brightly painted 39-foot dental clinic on wheels is hard to miss at its temporary home at Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 7600 Fifth Ave. SE. It is staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant.

The SmileMobile provides dental examinations and treatment to children from birth through high school, and pregnant/post-partum women.

To make an appointment or get more information, call 888-286-9105.

It accepts Apple Health (Medicaid) and offers a sliding fee scale based on family income and size.

The SmileMobile is operated by the Arcora Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by Delta Dental of Washington in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. It travels year-round providing services ranging from exams and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery, and has examined and treated more than 40,000 families in Washington.

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