Portland, February 7th, 2015. Kaiser Permanente Northwest provided more than $80,000 in free dental care and vaccinations to approximately 200 uninsured and underinsured children at seven locations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. More than one-quarter of those children received both dental and medical care. The free clinics, called Give Kids a Smile, were offered in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month and in partnership with the American Dental Association. These events also were timed to Oregon’s immunizations exclusion date.
Dylan Kruse, 3 1/2, was among the nearly 200 children who received free dental care and vaccinations at Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Give Kids a Smile events taking place in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Credit: Courtesy of Kaiser Permanente Northwest.
Hager Arheim, 5, is all smiles as registered nurse Dawn Sorensen prepares to give her a vaccination at one of Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s seven free Give Kids a Smile clinics on February 7. Credit: Andie Petkus Photography
Kaiser Permanente dentist Dr. Felix Lee and dental assistant Crystal Schnacky provided 7-year-old August Ebalaroza with free dental care as part of the Give Kids a Smile clinics that took place throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Credit: Andie Petkus Photography