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 16th year partnering with ICM for Give Kids a Smile. Dentists & Assistants needed. Contact Sandra at SCDS office to sign up.
News From Snohomish Health District
Snohomish County Recruiting for Board of Health Members
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled but priority given to those received by December 2.
The Board of Health’s role will be to develop, approve, and revise countywide policy on public health issues such as opioids, immunizations, and climate change. The nine-member group evaluates yearly budget proposals, recommends new programs, and reviews Health Department activities. The Board meets monthly, and members will be assigned to subcommittees and various ad hoc task groups.
The new Board of Health will begin serving in January 2023, when the Snohomish County Health Department launches. The current Snohomish Health District is being integrated with the County and will become the new department, and the existing 15-person Board of Health must be replaced with a new Board that adheres to current state requirements. All local health jurisdictions, whether districts or departments, are required by law to have a Board of Health.
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
THANK YOU for being a member!