Project Access provides low-cost dental care

Low-income community members in need of dental services can now turn to Whatcom Project Access Dental (WPAD) for low-cost treatment.

Created through a partnership between the Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access (WAHA) and the Mt. Baker District Dental Society, the WPAD brings together volunteer dentists with low-income, uninsured Whatcom County residents who are in need of restorative dental care, such as fillings. The project has recently received a significant grant from the Washington Dental Service Foundation.

Participating dentists will volunteer their time, seeing patients in their offices during regular business hours. They will decide the number of patients they will accept each month. Patients will pay a program fee of up to $30 to help cover the cost of coordinating the program.

For more information, call WAHA at (360) 788-6594 or visit www.whatcomalliance.org.

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