The SmileMobile dental clinic will be in Longview Monday by way of Thursday to give services to infants, youngsters, youths, expecting or postpartum men and women and adults who are uninsured or on Apple Health and fitness, also acknowledged as Medicaid.

The dental bus will be parked at the Cowlitz Tribal Overall health Clinic at 1044 11th Ave., Longview. To timetable an appointment, call 888-286-9105. Folks do not need to have to be tribal customers to agenda. 

COVID-19, lack of providers, insurance confusion deter Medicaid patients from seeing a dentist

The generate from Vancouver to Longview was worth it for Nakia Aalvik. She desired a dental appointment for herself and for her two young children.

At the appointment, the dental crew may possibly offer an examination, oral overall health training, fluoride varnish, sealants, very simple extraction, temporary filling or X-rays, as very well as a penned referral. Companies are provided at very little or no value. 

The SmileMobile is operated by the Arcora Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Washington, the state’s greatest dental benefits business.

The bus travels the state yr-spherical. Additional than 45,000 individuals have been examined and handled, according to the business.

The Washington Point out Wellness Treatment Authority stories 17,492 Cowlitz County inhabitants, or about 17% of the inhabitants, utilised Medicaid for dental services in 2018. The rate of uninsured county residents was 5.2% as of February 2021, according to the Washington condition Office of the Insurance Commissioner.