Our Foundation

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Our 2021-2022 Foundation Board

Dr. Donald Robinson, President 
Dr. Stephen J. LeeVice-President  
Ms. Sandra Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Kela Ness, Past-President
Dr. B. Ardi Pribadi, Board Member
Dr. Daniel Brady, Board Member
Dr. Nicholas Conley, Board Member
Dr. Dan Shaw, Board Member
Dr. Greg Fjeran, Board Member 

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Who We Are

The Snohomish County Dental Foundation is the charitable arm of the Snohomish County Dental Society. We are dedicated to supporting dental-related projects and educational efforts which benefit Snohomish County residents. 

Over $278,000 has been donated since the Foundation was established in 1994.  

It is a 501(c)3 organization non-profit organization, Tax ID #91-1630893.

We are proud to support local community projects relating to dental health.  Grant applications deadlines are May 1st & Oct. 1st each year.  Click here for a copy of our grant application: Foundation grant application 2018. Contact the SCDS office for more information at: (360) 419-7444 or email scdentists@comcast.net 

Recipients of grants have included: 

*Imagine Children’s Museum of Everett – For the Give Kids A Smile/Toothapalooza each February, including kits with 3,000 toothbrushes, paste, & floss, and support for dental-related projects and activities.
*Assistance League of Everett – Operation School Bell program, providing 3,500 toothbrushes, paste, & floss for their Grooming kits which go to low-income children K-12.
*Providence General Foundation – Medical Teams International mobile dental van visits to treat low-income Snohomish County residents.
*Snohomish Health District – Oral Health Summit support for dental education.
*Northshore Senior Center --  Medical Teams International mobile dental van visits for Snohomish County senior citizens.
*Safe Harbor Free Clinic – To hire dental coordinator to help schedule free dental care for low-income patients.
*Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center --  Support of the dental clinic to treat low-income Snohomish County residents of all ages.
*Hope Creek Charitable Foundation –To support the community-wide free dental day each Fall.
*Puget Sound Christian Clinic – To purchase dental supplies and equipment for low-cost dental clinic.
*Project Access Northwest – To help support screening & management for low-income patients in need of dental care.

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Our 14th Annual Toothapalooza celebration with Imagine Children's Museum was virtual for 2021. Check out the fun dental-related story times, experiments, activities, YouTube videos and more!   Plus, 3,000 dental health kits were distributed through local Snohomish County food banks in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month.

Here is a direct link to the Tooth•Apolooza YouTube Folder: 

And the Imagine Children's Museum Social Media accounts:
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/ImagineChildrensMuseum
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/imaginecm
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/imaginechildrensmuseum/

Thanks to all of our volunteers and sponsors who contributed to the success of this virtual event.
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Since 2007, the Snohomish County Dental Foundation has been an integral part of National Children's Dental Health Month in Snohomish County.  Through an innovative partnership with the Imagine Children's Museum, we have been able to reach thousands of children with the message of good oral health.
Thank you to our Terrific Toothapalooza Volunteers who performed mini-exams and hygiene education at the Imagine Children's Museum community free access night every year. In 2020, 3,600+ attended dental-related activities during the month of February in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month. In 2019, 2,800+ attended dental-related activities for Toothapalooza. The numbers have increased year after year. 

Many others volunteered to help make this a successful event including:
Sno-Isle Tech Dental Assistant students  
RSVP retired seniors.
SCDS Dentists and Staff

Photos:  Left: Toothapalooza 2018, Lower left, Toothapalooza 2020, lower right, Toothapalooza 2019

Toothapalooza 2020
2019 group photo final


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2016 Social -- Pellegrini 1
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Gala #1

& Foundation Fundraiser

Every year the Foundation hosts an evening of celebration and fun for our Society Members and their guests. Many thanks to the 200+ SCDS members, staff, guests, and sponsors who attended and so generously supported our November Gala & Foundation Fundraiser.
In 2019, we raised over $14,000 to benefit dental programs right here in Snohomish County.

Past Corporate Sponsors...

Big Sky Northwest 
Carestream Dental 
Dental Warehouse  
Garfield Refining Inc.  
SB&C Ltd.    
Wells Fargo Practice Finance  
Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency (WDIA)  

... and DONORS:

Crest Oral B 
Everett Endodontics – Dr. Tiina Oviir
Dr. Jenny Emerson
Dr. Greg & Kathie Fjeran
Janice R. Ikeda, DDS
Lake Stevens Implant & Perio– Dr. Janet Miesel
Dr. Stephen J. Lee
Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Lee
Mill Creek Endodontics & Microsurgery—Dr. Lewina Youn
Nakanishi Dental Laboratory, Inc.
OM3 Oral Surgery – Drs. Kim, Wahan, Brady & Altmann
Orchid Perio & Implants— Dr. Ellie Javadi
Pellegrini Orthodontics – Dr. Peter Pellegrini
Dr. Don & Shirley Robinson
Silverlake Orthodontics — Dr. Fedora Katz
Sound Dental Service

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