KUOW – A major toothache


When you break an arm or hit your head, you can go to an emergency room and someone will help you, even if you can’t pay.

But if you show up with a terrible toothache, the ER can’t really do much. They don’t have dentists on staff. The most they could do is give you some pain killers, or maybe pull the tooth, if it’s really bad. There’s no Obamacare for dental coverage.

So, when you need dental care, but don’t have insurance, where can you go?

For years the Seattle King County Clinic provided free medical, vision and dental care for thousands of people. After taking a break in 2021, this year was supposed to be the grand return of the clinic. But after a scheduling mishap, it was canceled.

There will still be a vision clinic at the Seattle Center this year, but for people who need

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Free medical and dental care available at Lucas Oil Stadium starting Sunday


A health clinic will offer medical services free of charge for uninsured and underinsured individuals starting Sunday in Indianapolis.

The four-day event at Lucas Oil Stadium will offer dental care like root canals, crowns, fillings, extractions and cleanings, and eye care such as exams for glasses. It will also offer medical services like primary care visits, women’s health, cardiology, dermatology, orthopedics, radiology, cholesterol and diabetes testing, and mental health care.

The clinic will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 through April 20.

Services will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. No identification or insurance information will be required. The goal is to provide health care for Hoosiers regardless of income and insurance status.

The event is organized by Your Best Pathway to Health, a nonprofit focused on health

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USC’s free mobile clinic provides dental services to homeless and at-risk veterans – Daily News


A free mobile dental clinic launched on Monday, April 11, was expected to provide as many as 100 homeless and at-risk veterans with comprehensive dental care this week.

Dental student Vage Markaryan observes as Dr. Nineli Zadourian provides dental services to Alan Burch, 63, who served in the Marine Corps, has his third and final appointment in recent days. USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry provided a free mobile clinic to provide dental services in Westwood on Monday, April 11, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

The clinic kicked off Monday on Veterans Avenue in Westwood.

A team of about 40 dental students from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC were scheduled to provide the care, to be overseen by dental faculty.

“This dental care is life saving and I am so very thankful,” said former Marine Alan Burch, 63. “In the Marine Corps

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Dental hygiene clinic gets makeover on ISU campus


POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – A dedication and ribbon cutting for the completely renovated Delta Dental of Idaho Dental Hygiene Clinic at Idaho State University will take place on Friday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m.

The clinic has updated all of its operatories through a $500,000 donation made by Delta Dental of Idaho in 2020.

Equipment upgrades include 17 new dental chairs and instrumentation kits, as well as a variety of equipment to allow the clinic to meet industry standards for graduates. 

These equipment upgrades made possible by Delta Dental of Idaho and other facility upgrades by the University have allowed the clinic to fully modernize for the first time since 1981. This significant financial commitment builds on Delta Dental’s 50‐year history of supporting Idaho’s oral health.

“Idaho State University is an invaluable partner in helping Delta Dental of Idaho fulfill its mission to improve the oral health of all

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