SEARHC hosts Denali KidCare pediatric dental clinic in Angoon

April 15 2010

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Jessie Norma Jim Health Center in Angoon will host a special Denali KidCare pediatric dental clinic for older children on May 17-21. This special pediatric clinic will feature dental examination appointments on Monday and Tuesday, May 17-18, with follow-up treatment taking place later in the week (May 19-21). The clinic is open for older children between the ages of 13 and 18 years old only who are currently enrolled in the State of Alaska’s Denali KidCare program or are on Medicaid. Dr. John Sohonage will lead the pediatric dental team for this clinic. Parents and guardians who wish to have their children participate in this special clinic should call Tina Gamble at the SEARHC Jessie Norma Jim Health Center at 788-4655 to schedule an exam appointment. For more information about SEARHC’s Denali KidCare special clinics, contact Pediatric Dental Coordinator Cara Gilbert in Juneau at 364-4494, or call Tina Gamble at the SEARHC Jessie Norma Jim Health Center number. Denali KidCare is a state program designed to make sure Alaska resident children younger than 18 of working and non-working parents, and expecting mothers who meet income guidelines, have insurance so they have full access to health care. SEARHC partners with the Denali KidCare program to provide special clinics around the region when pediatric dentists are available. For more information on the Denali KidCare program and eligibility requirements, go to http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dhcs/DenaliKidCare/.