The Arcora Foundation SmileMobile coming to Forks – State-of-the-art dental clinic providing oral health care March 16-19
The SmileMobile, a brightly painted 39–foot dental clinic on wheels, will return to the Forks community at the Forks Transit Center March 16-19.
SmileMobile dentist Jennifer Domagalski, DMD and the dental team will provide examinations to children, youth, young adults, pregnant/postpartum people, and adult family members with Apple Health coverage (Washington state’s Medicaid program) and who are uninsured.
The SmileMobile is a mobile dental van outfitted with equipment found in typical dental offices that travels throughout Washington state, providing much-needed preventive oral health care and early dental treatment. Access to preventive dental care is especially important in communities that lack water fluoridation since having the right balance of fluoride in drinking water helps improve oral health for all with strengthened teeth that are more resistant to cavities and decay.
Poor oral health has been linked to chronic conditions like diabetes, pregnancy and heart health. Painful cavities and visible oral disease also can impact school attendance, nutrition, employment opportunities, self-esteem and how others perceive you.
Cavities are preventable with routine dental checkups, proper oral hygiene and drinking fluoridated water. All three play a significant role in helping adults and children avoid tooth decay.
Due to COVID-19, the dental team will prescreen and take temperature the day of the examination. The dentist and team may provide one or more of the following: examination, fluoride varnish, sealants, x-rays, simple extraction, temporary filling, and written referral.
To make an appointment or if you have questions, please call 1.888.286.9105 prior to the clinic dates.
The SmileMobile is operated by non–profit Arcora Foundation in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. Arcora Foundation is funded by non-profit Delta Dental of Washington, the state’s largest dental benefits company.
The SmileMobile, travels the state year-round providing services ranging from exams and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery, has examined and treated more than 45,000 patients in communities throughout Washington.
About Arcora Foundation: Arcora Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving oral health and health equity by partnering with communities to prevent oral disease, transform health systems, and increase access to care. Funded by nonprofit Delta Dental of Washington, the state’s largest dental benefits company, we work toward a shared vision: All people enjoy good oral and overall health, with no one left behind. For more information, visit ArcoraFoundation.org.
by Pamela Conrad,
Thursday, March 11
With the global imperative for carbon emission reduction and sequestration, thoughtful landscape design, implementation, and maintenance can play a critical role in positively impacting climate change. Pamela Conrad, CMG Landscape Architecture Principal and Founder of Climate Positive Design, will review the carbon conundrum from a land-based perspective and provide context, tools, and strategies, toward achieving that goal on Thursday, March 11 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.
Conrad will discuss the landscape carbon footprint and the differences between embodied, operational, and sequestered carbon and will provide strategies and tools to evaluate and improve the carbon capacity of landscapes. She will educate attendees on how to minimize emissions of materials, increase carbon sequestration through planting techniques, and improve ongoing operations and maintenance procedures. Conrad will explore the co-benefits associated with low-carbon landscapes, such as biodiversity, biophilia and stormwater management.
To attend by computer, access the following link:
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92673207958?pwd=UWVHSFZ4R2hMcFNyOFp3V3pnWGRIQT09. Join by phone: (253) 215 8782; Meeting ID: 926 7320 7958; Passcode: 715047
Pamela Conrad, ASLA, LEED AP, PLA focuses on climate mitigation and resilient design in the public realm. Her work is informed by a background in Plant Science and a passion for the environment rooted in growing up on a farm. She is an ASLA Climate Action Committee member, 2018-2019 Landscape Architecture Foundation Fellow for Innovation and Leadership and recipient of the 2019 San Francisco Business Times NCRE Women of Influence Award. Conrad has published numerous works and presented internationally for developing the app Pathfinder: Landscape Carbon Calculator and the Climate Positive Design Challenge.
The “Green Thumb Garden Tips” education series is sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners. Presentations via Zoom are available from noon to 1:00 pm on the second and fourth Thursday, February through October. November through January, one lecture is offered. These classes provide home gardeners with education on research-based sustainable garden practices in Clallam County. For questions, call 360-565-2679.
Chamber Café featuring the Port Townsend Library
The Chamber of Jefferson County will host a virtual Chamber Café featuring the Port Townsend Library, Friday, March 5 from 10-11 a.m.
Melody Sky Eisler, Library Director of the City of Port Townsend Public Library, is excited to talk about this year’s 16th annual Community Read.
This year’s read is “House Lessons: Renovating A Life” by Erica Bauermeister. The City proclaims March as the official reading month, and Community Read is designed to promote closer ties among community members through the shared experience of reading, sharing and discussing the same book.
The free virtual café is open to all, no Chamber membership necessary. Please register for this session as a code will be needed for meeting access. You can register on the Chamber website: www.jeffcountychamber.org/events
Clallam Mosaic Presents Film Screening, Studium Focused on Compassionate Policing
Compassionate policing teaches law enforcement to recognize the signs of a mental health crisis, de-escalate a situation, and connect individuals to community supports. Clallam Mosaic, Studium Generale, Magic of Cinema, and the House of Learning, PC Longhouse, will present a special Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month screening and panel discussion on the topic in March.
This will be a two-part event. First, a screening of “Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops” will be held on Monday, March 8, at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, March 9, at 9 a.m.; Wednesday, March 10, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, March 11, at 10 a.m.
Directed by Jenifer McShane, the 2019 Ernie & Joe follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Department’s Mental Health Unit. This is an intimate portrait of officers who are helping to change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film follows the officers in their daily encounters with people in crisis.
Clallam Mosaic, who will host the screenings, serves people who have developmental disabilities through recreation, art in many forms, education, and social activities. Founded in 1998, Clallam Mosaic is an inclusive community made up of a leadership team, instructors, Community Guides, volunteers, and participants of all ages. Welcoming audience members to the screenings will be Priya Jayadev, Executive Director; Catherine McKinney, Program and Communications Director; and Bonne Smith, Board President.
To join the film via Zoom, click: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84978233334. Meeting ID: 849 7823 3334
On Thursday, March 11, at 12:30 p.m., join Studium Generale for a discussion on compassionate policing led by Clallam Mosaic. Joining Clallam Mosaic members will be parent advocate working to improve education, housing, and emergency services for people with developmental disabilities, Terry Barrett; Sequim Police Department Chief Sheri Crane; REdisCovery Community Change Agent Amy Miller; and Port Angeles Chief of Police Brian Smith.
Please use this Zoom information to join the discussion: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82419155703. Meeting ID: 824 1915 5703.
The screenings and the discussion are free and open to the public.