Kaiser Permanente to offer free kids' dental clinics

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and for both the clueless and clued-in with kids, that’s great news thanks to children’s dental clinics courtesy of Kaiser Permanente Northwest.

These “Give Kids A Smile” clinics at seven of Kaiser Permanente’s dental offices throughout Oregon and southwest Washington are free and on a first come, first served basis. Services include dental sealants, fluoride varnishes, and vaccinations for low-income, uninsured, or underinsured children throughout the region. 

All seven clinics take place on February 7 from 8 am - 1 pm at office locations listed below. Kaiser Permanente dental offices have the capacity to provide dental services for 800 children and vaccinations for 525 children. 

The bottom line: Dental sealants and fluoride varnishes are safe, effective, and painless ways to prevent cavities. Additionally, in Oregon, children who haven’t received their vaccinations by Feb. 18 can’t attend classes. 

Reasons to attend are plentiful, so get ready by finding a participating location near you. 

Locations

Glisan Dental Office
10102 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97220

Grand Avenue Dental Office
1314 NE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97232

Gresham Dental Office
360 NW Burnside Road
Gresham, OR 97030

Longview-Kelso Dental Office
1230 Seventh Ave.
Longview, WA 98632

North Lancaster Dental Office
2300 Lancaster Drive, NE
Salem, Oregon 97305

Sunset Dental Office
19075 NW Tanasbourne Drive Suite 300
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Cascade Park Dental Office
12711 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98684

Posted on January 27, 2015 and filed under health care.