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Reducing health inequities through a networked community-based approach

By | 2019-07-23T11:19:52+00:00 July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Homepage 1|

Arcora Foundation is continually assessing oral health policies and practices across the country to identify innovations that will improve population health and reduce health disparities.  We recognize that care delivery happens locally and are committed to working with organizations and individuals who have a deep knowledge of their community and local healthcare needs. Community-based organizations [...]

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Position Announcement – Grassroots Engagement Coordinator

By | 2019-07-23T11:10:28+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Blog, Homepage|

Position Announcement Grassroots Engagement Coordinator Smile Spokane is passionate about improving oral health in in our community.  We are dedicated oral health champions with a comprehensive plan to improve oral health in Spokane. We started in 2015 and have grown to include numerous organizations who understand that oral health is an essential part of overall [...]

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Halloween Candy vs Cavities: Don’t Make it a Battle

By | 2018-10-30T14:09:39+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Blog, Homepage 1|

Herding your costumed kids from house to house as they proclaim in unison, “Trick-or-Treat” doesn’t have to turn their teeth into a spooky sight. And, you don’t have to turn into a witch and take away all of the sweet treats from your little ghosts and goblins, either. Follow these simple tricks to keep your [...]

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Teeth Week 2018 – Healthier Teeth, Healthier Lives

By | 2018-10-12T12:12:39+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Blog, Homepage 1|

Teeth Week 2018 - Healthier Teeth, Healthier Lives It’s once again time for Teeth Week, and the perfect opportunity for Spokane to encourage good oral health. As part of Teeth Week, we are engaging our partners and the community to help promote the message; Healthier Teeth, Healthier Lives. Help spread the message that oral health is [...]

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New Dental Clinics: Latest of Many Steps to Improve Oral Health in Spokane

By | 2018-04-24T13:34:03+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Blog, Homepage 1|

Authored By Nick Velis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. and Bob Lutz, MD, MPH Spokane continues to make new strides against the painful and costly effects of dental disease. These efforts are certainly needed given that we live in the largest city in Washington that doesn’t have the benefit of community water fluoridation. The latest development is Spokane will [...]

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Partnering to Improve the Health of Spokane Kids, One Sealant at a Time

By | 2019-04-19T10:40:13+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Blog, Homepage|

Authored by Chuck Teegarden, Executive Director, Communities in Schools Spokane and Amber Juliano, RDH BS, ToothSavers of Washington Every April we celebrate National Public Health Week, which brings together communities to recognize the contributions of public health and highlights issues that are important to improving health. In Spokane County, an important public health topic is [...]

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It’s Teeth Week Time!

By | 2018-04-24T13:34:24+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Fall is here and you know what that means – it’s Teeth Week time! Or, as the Mighty Mouth Campaign says, it’s the week your body has been waiting for! Smile Spokane, along with the Mighty Mouth Campaign and the SmileMobile are coming together to share the importance of good oral health and to encourage [...]

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Everyone has the right to good health, including oral health

By | 2017-08-10T13:35:26+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Blog, Homepage|

April 4 – 10 is National Public Health Week, a great opportunity to talk about building #healthy communities and how oral health and health equity is an important part of that conversation. Although the oral health of Americans has improved over the years, not everyone has the same opportunity to achieve optimal oral health. The [...]

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Welcome To Smile Spokane!

By | 2017-08-10T13:35:26+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Blog, Homepage 1|

“We need to do all we can to ensure that good oral health is a priority in Spokane. Preventing problems early protects overall health and saves money for families. We all benefit when people in our community are healthy, and that includes good oral health.” Rob McCann, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Spokane. We couldn’t [...]

Smile Spokane: A History of Action

By | 2017-08-10T13:35:26+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Blog, Homepage|

Smile Spokane: A History of Action Smile Spokane is the evolution of efforts by a passionate group of community leaders, organizations and oral health professionals working diligently to improve oral health in Spokane. For many years, partners such as the Washington State Board of Health, Empire Health Foundation, Arcora Foundation, the Spokane District Dental Society [...]