NEW DENTAL SERVICES
Special needs children in the Seattle area will soon have a new option for dental care. Opening of the Washington Dental Service Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) clinic will soon result from collaboration between Seattle Children's Hospital and the UW School of Dentistry. September 2010 is when the service is planned to open in a former Navy Administration Building at Magnuson Park (the former Sand Point Navel Air Base).
Reported to be unique in the US, the clinic will provide educational opportunities for dental students and the possibility for development of improved models of pediatric (ages 1-21) and special needs oral health care. In addition to dental specialists, ECOH's multidisciplinary health care team includes pediatricians, psychologists, social workers and public health practitioners. Dental work under general anesthesia will be possible. Find more information at http://dental.washington.edu/departments/ped/ecoh.php . Just click on this post's title.