West Kootenay TEETH society wants partners

West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society is seeking partnerships with dentists, dental professionals and community members.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall celebrates with the West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society board the receipt of $50

West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society is seeking partnerships with dentists, dental professionals and community members in West Kootenay/Boundary.

The not-for-profit society’s sole purpose is to increase access to dental care for all. The society is currently operating a low cost clinic within an office in Nelson, which serves all Kootenay Boundary residents.

Clients of TEETH receive a 40 per cent discount on dental care. Many dedicated paid staff, volunteers, donation of clinic space and other discounts and donations has enabled the program to be viable and sustainable.

TEETH recently won first prize, $50,000, from the Pacific Blue Cross 75th anniversary Share the Care Giveaway. This prize enables the board of TEETH to invite dentists, dental professionals and community members of the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary Regional Districts to unite with the work of TEETH’s mission “To increase access to dental care for all citizens in the communities regardless of income level.”

The board is seeking partnerships for the purpose of increasing access to low-cost quality dental care.

“We are seeking your ideas of how you can partner with TEETH in your community,” the board said in a news release. “Although we have envisioned similar clinics operating in the rest of the Kootenay Boundary region, we realize each community is unique. Because we understand what is effectual in one community, may not be in another, we are asking for your suggestions. Let us know what might work best in your area to increase access to low-cost quality dental care.

“The board of TEETH welcomes the opportunity to partner with you and hear all your suggestions. Let us know what is your community’s best-fit to provide low-cost quality dental care.”

Contact TEETHClinicWK@gmail.com or 250-352-6560 (TEETH info hotline).

 

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