SEQUIM – Tooth sleepy juice and sparkles will be helping children beginning today.
The SmileMobile, a modern dental office on wheels, will provide dental checkups for children and teens for 10 days at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.
“We make sure each child is comfortable,” said clinic manager Monika Foro.
“Every child is different,” so SmileMobile staffers use gentleness and non-scary terms like “sleepy juice” that will “put your teeth to sleep,” telling young patients,
“You’re going to feel some sparkles.”
Its dentists accept Medicaid coupons and charge sliding-scale fees according to family income.
The majority of families served by the SmileMobile qualify for a 90 percent discount off of the $35 screening fee, so they pay only $3.50, Foro said.
If a family doesn’t qualify for a discount, parents can make arrangements for interest-free installments.
To see if space is available, parents can phone the Boys & Girls Club at 360-683-8095.