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Volunteer Opportunities


DISCLAIMER:

Volunteer opportunities posted on our website do not represent endorsement by, nor formal agreements with, the Seattle-King County Dental Society and the posting organization. The Dental Society encourages its members to volunteer and provide dental care through an organization of interest to the member dentist. Volunteer opportunities posted on our website do not imply compliance with WAC 246-817-440 (4.g.), where a volunteer's participation fulfills up to seven (7) annual hours of continuing education credits. However, some of these opportunities may be eligible if they have met the WAC requirements. You should check with the organization listed.

Swedish Community Specialty Clinic

The Swedish Community Specialty Clinic (SCSC) is looking for volunteers who are comfortable with a wide array of dentoalveolar surgery. For detailed information, be sure to contact Noah Letwin DDS, PhD, Dental Director of the SCSC at 206.860.6656 or email at noah.letwin@swedish.org.

Become an SKCDS Ambassador

If you are looking for a way to give back to the community, what better way than to involve a new generation of dentists by getting them plugged in to the Society? If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, email Sandra Anderson, director of membership services, at sandra@skcds.com.

Are you an Ambassador and looking for the ​New Member Worksheet form? Click 2013-2014Ambassador Worksheet_distributed. Please Note: You must have Adobe to fill out the form. If you do not have it, you can download it for free, here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Northwest Kidney Centers

Seattle-King County Dental Society's opportunity for up to ​7 AGD - PACE approved CE Credits in Special Patient Care and a chance to GIVE BACK to ​kidney patients who need dental care—help us help these vulnerable patients by clearing them for life-saving kidney transplants.

You receive up to 7 credits in Patient Participation for donating 7 or more hours of disease control and/or cleanings for Northwest Kidney patients.
• Patients will be screened and a suggested treatment plan developed by doctors at Seattle Special Care Dentistry. You will know what you are committing to do.
• Patients will be assigned and monitored by a case manager at Project Access Northwest. Your patients will show up as scheduled.
• Dentists will agree to provide a certain number of hours of restorative, disease control caries removal, and cleanings for no fee to the patient. You control the time you donate.
• Patients will sign a form indicating how many hours of work were performed. One Volunteer Hour per credit for up to 7 credit total. Patients will be stabilized.
• A copy of the patient records will be given to the Northwest Kidney Centers. They are not patients of record for you.
• A verification form of PACE approved credits will be sent to the volunteer dentist, WSDA and to AGD to use for their transcript records. You benefit too.
If you are interested in this opportunity, e-mail the Central Office at skcds@skcds.com or call 206.448.6620.

WSDA & UW School of Dentistry - Mentor Program

A joint effort of the WSDA and UW School of Dentistry, the Mentor Program began 18 years ago for students who wished to have a professional WSDA member assigned to them to use as a resource throughout the year.

The benefits to students are limitless; it helps them establish good relationships with professionals, gain insight into the importance of organized dentistry and first-hand observation of a working practice.

The WSDA pairs dental students with practicing dentists who consent to do the following: meet with and contact the student throughout the year, support and encourage the student during the year, educate him/her in areas of professional ethics, and help increase the student's awareness of the importance of organized dentistry.

If you would like to be a mentor, or to learn more about this program, please contact Kainoa Trotter at kainoa@wsda.org, or at 800.448.3368.

Christ Community Free Clinic (CCFC), Auburn

Located on A Street in Auburn, this group has been providing low-income medical services for many years and is now branching out to offer dental services as well. They are located in the former Health Point Clinic space. CCFC has received generous equipment donations from Burkhart and ​has two operatories. They are still in need of small equipment and volunteers. The expectation is that dentist will select a convenient day to volunteer and appointments will be set accordingly.

Additionally, volunteer office staff, hygienists, ​dental assistants and IT professionals are needed to make the dental clinic fully functional. For more information, please contact the Christ Community Free Clinic ​by clicking here. An updated list of needed equipment and instruments can be found at www.christfreeclinic.org.

Medical Teams International

Medical Teams International is an international relief and development organization. In the Pacific Northwest, our Mobile Dental Program offers free/low-cost dental care to low-income individuals who have no other access to care. Urgent care needs are our priority. Each of our eleven mobile units consists of two-chair operatories - with x-ray, current up-to-date equipment and instruments for all basic dental procedures. Our ability to offer care is based solely upon the willingness of dental professionals to volunteer.

Dental volunteers are urgently needed to help with 6-hour dental clinics on the mobile van. A dentist's volunteer participation fulfills up to seven (7) annual hours of continuing education credit under WAC 246-817-440 – one credit for each hour volunteered.

Clinic hours are typically 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (sometimes 9:00 am to 3:00 pm). A volunteer can specify time, date, location and population served. When information is received from a volunteer, the volunteer is contacted by phone to get an idea of their availability, procedure ability and preference of population served (i.e. children, seniors etc.). Since there are several vans available on any one day in several locations, there are usually some options to pick when volunteering.

For additional information and a volunteer application, if you and/or your staff are interested in helping with a clinic in the Puget Sound area, please contact ​the Mobile Dental Program Manager for Medical Teams International at 425.284.1936 or by clicking here.

Puget Sound Christian Clinic

Puget Sound Christian Clinic is a non-profit organization that was founded by a group of health care professionals who saw the need for medical and dental care in the low-income uninsured population in North Seattle. Our mission is to show Christ’s love to people who are underserved by offering access to quality and compassionate health care.

Our dental clinic in Lynnwood has 5 fully equipped operatories, allowing us to provide comprehensive dental care to our patients, with services including cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, extractions and dentures. With our experienced front office and dental assistant staff, our goal is to make your volunteer experience enjoyable and fulfilling.

As a volunteer dentist, you will be eligible to receive 7 CDE. In addition, if you are retired or do not have malpractice insurance, Western Washington Area Health Education Center (WWAHEC) will cover your insurance and/or dental license free of charge.

If you are interested in helping with our clinic, please contact Debra, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@pschristianclinic.org, or call 206.363.4105.
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