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).

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Flood warning issued for Boundary as Kettle River expected to rise to 20-year return level

RDKB: This amounts to a high flood risk for low-lying properties in the region

Severe storm warning remains in effect for the Kootenays

Two special weather statements have been issued for the West Kootenay

Update: Suspect in Montrose gas station stabbing new to the area

Police say the 30-year-old suspect stabbed a Montrose gas station employee

‘I knew what he wanted’: Man recalls black bear chasing him up tree in Slocan Valley

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

RDKB launches survey to address housing needs in the district

Communities in the district include Trail, Grand Forks, Rossland and Fruitvale

COVID-19: B.C. landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Trans Mountain starts B.C. leg of pipeline twinning project

Mostly finished in Alberta, Burnaby terminal expanding

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson says he’s heard no concerns from public

Love flourishes at Peace Arch Park, but COVID-19 concerns loom

South Surrey park becomes only place for international couples to meet

Most Read