Seattle/King County Clinic
Our entire team is heavily involved in community outreach programs and dedicated to helping individuals in our own backyards. One specific program we are particular passionate about is the Seattle King Country Health Clinic. The SKCC brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic at Seattle Center. The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision and medical care to anyone in the region who struggles to access and/or afford healthcare. The clinic mostly attracts a racially diverse and economically disadvantaged patient population.
Dr. Mark DiRe is the head of the crown department for the clinic and oversees other volunteer doctors as they make CEREC crowns for patients that in many cases would have their teeth extracted otherwise. Dr. DiRe and Dr. Flynn close down the office four consecutive days and create crowns with their amazing office team members by their side.
In addition, our dentists have been (and continue to be) major supporters of The Assistance League of the Eastside by contributing thousands of oral health kits each year to their Operation School Bell program. Dr. DiRe was given their National Award in 2007. Each year we donate another 4000 kits to be distributed to needy children in the Bellevue, Lake Washington and North Shore school districts. In all, this decade-long endeavor has resulted in over 40,000 dental hygiene kits delivered.
“This is a terrific program that we are honored to be a part of. The children are always excited for the start of the new school year with their new clothes, backpacks and dental kits all provided by the ALE!” — Mark DiRe.
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