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Free dental screenings at Stilly Senior Center May 1

SMOKEY POINT — The "Smiles for Life" Dental Access Program will be conducting a free screening day from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 1, at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, located at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington.

"Smiles for Life" is a comprehensive approach to improving the oral health of communities' seniors, with community partnerships and consumer choice as its cornerstone. The program includes oral health care and consumer education classes, with oral health screenings and preventive services provided at the Stillaguamish Senior Center.

The oral health screening consists of a head, neck and oral cancer screen. The screenings are provided at no charge, and preventive services such as cleanings are affordably priced.

Personalized financial and referral guidance are also components of the model, with strong referral linkages to private dentists, community clinics, denturists and medical providers.

Anita Rodriguez is a licensed dental hygienist with many years of experience, and has spent the last three years with the "Smiles For Life" program. She now runs clinics in Anacortes and Everett, as well as the Stillaguamish Senior Center program.

Appointments are required, so call Betty at 360-652-2232 or Adele at 360-653-4551, ext. 234, to make your appointments.

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