|MLA Michelle Mungall and Board Members Celebrate the receipt of $50,000 from Pacific Blue Cross|
News Release: February 24, 2016
Subject: West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society requesting partnerships with dentists, dental professionals and community members of the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary Regional Districts.
West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society (TEETH) is a registered not for profit society, whose sole purpose is to increase access to dental care for all. The Society is currently operating a low cost clinic within a dental office in Nelson. This one office, currently serves all residents in Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary Regional Districts. Clients of TEETH receive dental care with a 40% discount. Many dedicated paid staff, volunteers, donation of clinic space and other discounts and donations has enabled the program to be viable and sustainable.
TEETH recently won 1st prize, $50,000 from Pacific Blue Cross 75th Anniversary “Share the Care Giveaway.” This prize enables the Board of TEETH to invite dentists, dental professionals and community members of the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary Regional Districts to unite with the work of TEETH’s mission “To increase access to dental care for all citizens in the communities regardless of income level.”
The Board is seeking partnerships, for the purpose of increasing access to low-cost quality dental care.
We are seeking your ideas of how you can partner with TEETH in your community. Although we have envisioned similar clinics operating in the rest of the Kootenay Boundary region, we realize each community is unique. Because we understand what is effectual in one community, may not be in another, we are asking for your suggestions.
Let us know what might work best in your area to increase access to low-cost quality dental care.
The Board of TEETH welcomes the opportunity to partner with you and hear all your suggestions. Let us know what is your community's ‘best-fit’ to provide low-cost quality dental care.
Thank you for helping us help you, and your community, to increase access to low-cost quality dental care that is closer to home.
Please contact us at: TEETHClinicWK@gmail.com or 250-352-6560 (TEETH info Hot Line).
The Board of The West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society:
Barry Nelson, Debby Zeeben, Eric Ramsden, Mara Sand, Pegasis McGauley, Christine Chore
If you have any ideas, or would like to volunteer or work with us, you can leave a comment or contact us as noted above.
Eric, Erin and Marion