Want to Get Involved?
Interested in helping do mini-exams during the community free night at Imagine Children’s Museum (ICM) in Everett? Come for all or part of the time. This is our Society’s 17th year partnering with ICM for Give Kids a Smile. Dentists & Assistants needed. Contact Sandra at SCDS office to sign up.
HCA Seeking Community Leaders to serve as Apple Health (Medicaid) Ambassadors
During the COVID-19, the Health Care Authority (HCA) extended coverage for all Apple Health (Medicaid) clients. This extension is ending on April 1, 2023, due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. Be part of the Apple Health Ambassador program to help ensure Apple Health recipients have the information and resources they need to maintain coverage. HCA recently hosted a webinar that describes how to become an Ambassador, and more information can be found at the Apple Health ambassador program webpage.
Apple Health ambassadors will: Help the people in their communities understand actions that need to be taken to maintain coverage, including updating contact information and responding to renewal notices, and work with organizations in their communities by sharing tools and messaging to reach clients. For example, ambassadors may spend a few minutes sharing information at a church service, community sports tournament, or school event.
Ambassadors will receive support from HCA through: Remote monthly check-in meetings to ask questions and connect with other Apple Health ambassadors, and having access to HCA-created communications to share with communities, including a social media toolkit with Facebook and Instagram posts.
Who can be an ambassador?
Apple Health ambassadors may include representatives from: health care providers, county officers, clinics and others who can reach the larger community. Become an Apple Health Ambassador today.
Sno-Isle Tech Seeks Volunteers for Dental Assisting Program & Clinic
Are you willing to share your knowledge and skills with dental students at Sno-Isle? Volunteers are welcome to visit the classroom to speak, help with skill checks, demonstrate procedures, and/or join the Advisory Board. Contact Instructor Kelly Beebout, RDA, BeeboutKM@mukilteo.wednet.edu
or (425) 348-2228 (office).
Medical Teams International Dental Van
The mission of the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Program is to provide free dental care to people who are living near or below the federal poverty line, are under-insured and have no viable alternatives for dental care. In partnership with volunteer dental professionals our primary goal is to eliminate pain and prevent future tooth decay. If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved please contact Tiffany at 425.284.1958. Retired or retiring soon? The State of WA will provide insurance and licensing fees to make it easy for you to volunteer. There are upcoming opportunities in Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Skagit County on varying days of the week Monday thru Saturday. Let us know when you can help and we’ll work around your schedule.
Interested in serving on the SCDS Executive Committee? Nominations are accepted each March, with Elections held in April each year. The committee meets just six times per year at 5:50PM just prior to each regular dental society meeting, plus one dinner planning meeting in August.
WSDA Leadership Institute
The Washington State Dental Association offers leadership training for members interested in being more involved at the state or local society levels. For details or to apply, please visit: .https://www.wsdasource.org/membership/get-involved/leadership-institute
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