Our Foundation

MISSION STATEMENT

“The Snohomish County Dental Foundation is committed to the promotion of the oral health in Snohomish County and South Island County, and the delivery of oral health care to the undeserved in those areas.”

Adopted by a vote of the Foundation Board October 12, 2022

If you would like to contribute to the Snohomish County Dental Foundation you may use these options for donations:

Mail a check to our office
Make checks payable to the Snohomish County Dental FOUNDATION.
Mail to: SCDS, 6204 4th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Call our office to pay with a credit card
Contact Sandra at the SCDS office by calling 360-491-7444

All gifts are tax deductible and all funds stay in Snohomish County.

Our 2022-2023 Foundation Board

Dr. Stephen J. Lee, President
Dr. Donald Robinson,
Past-President
Ms. Sandra Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Aimi Mizutani, President-Elect
Dr. Clio Samia-Lindenauer, Board Member
Dr. Nicholas Conley, Board Member
Dr. Kela Ness, Board Member
Dr. Greg Fjeran, Board Member
Dr. Dan Shaw, Board Member Emeritus

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.

Nearly $300,000 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 2023. Contact the SCDS office for more information at: (360) 419-7444 or email info@scdentists.org

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.
*Seattle-King County Clinic - To restock needed clinic dental supplies after the pandemic hiatus.
*Snohomish County Health Department - To support infant and young child dental health education and awareness.

(updated 4/1/2023)

TOOTHAPALOOZA 2023

Our 16th Annual Toothapalooza celebration with Imagine Children's Museum was live and in-person for 2023.

TOOTHAPALOOZA FUN ONLINE! Check out the fun dental-related story times, experiments, activities, YouTube videos and more! Here is a direct link to the Tooth•Apolooza YouTube Folder: http://bit.ly/toothaplooza 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 contribute to this wonderful event, year after year!

TOOTHAPALOOZA - 16 YEARS AND COUNTING!

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

ANNUAL GALA
& 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 2022 we raised over $10,000 to support our Foundation's mission in Snohomish County.

Past Corporate Sponsors...

BENCO
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
Kettenbach
Lake Stevens Implant & Perio– Dr. Janet Miesel
Lumadent
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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