Clinic Appointments: (509) 483-7535
Counseling Appointments: (509) 325-5502
Pharmacy: (509) 483-4797
Fax: (509) 487-7155
Address: 1803 W Maxwell, Spokane, WA 99201

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Dental Clinic Services

We Are Accepting NEW Patients!

If you are a NATIVE Project medical patient, and would like to schedule an appointment, call: (509) 483-7535

Dental Services We Provide

  • Preventative Care (Exams, Cleanings, Fluoride)
  • Emergency appointments
  • Surgical (Extractions, Biopsies)
  • Prosthetics (Implant restoration, Dentures, Partials)
  • Esthetic (Veneers, Whitening)
  • Restorative (Fillings, Crowns, Simple root canal treatments)
  • Referrals for special services (braces, wisdom teeth removal, implant placement etc.)

Services commonly covered under Medicaid/Apple Health:

  • Exams
  • Cleanings       
  • Fluoride varnish          
  • Fillings         
  • Extractions       
  • Dentures


Benefits of Oral Health      

1. Your oral health affects the health of your whole body

  • Tooth abscess and infection of the blood: Having a tooth abscess can become life-threatening, as bacteria enter your blood stream and potentially overwhelm your white blood cells. Those with suppressed immune systems (e.g. Uncontrolled diabetes, AIDS, cancer patients undergoing treatment) are at particularly high risk.
  • Gum disease and diabetes: It’s a two-way street, one affects the other. By improving your gum health, you can help your diabetes and vice versa1,2,3
  • Oral disease and infection of the heart: Maintaining good oral health reduces the risk of developing bacterial endocarditis (bacterial infection of the heart)4,5
  • Oral disease and pneumonia: Poor oral hygiene and gum disease can result in infections of the lungs. The risk of developing pneumonia is particularly high when you are in a hospital with oral disease6,7,8


2. The life choices you make can affect the health of your mouth

  • Smoking and gum disease: Beyond other side effects such as lung disease and pre-mature aging of the skin, smoking attributes to gum diseases and tooth bone loss9,10,11
  • Drug abuse: Abuse of alcohol, meth and other drugs can result in poor nutritional and hygiene habits, resulting in increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease12,13


3. What you can do to take care of your teeth and gums:

  • See your dentist regularly, at least once every six months, to prevent problems
  • Even without teeth, you should see a dentist once a year to do an oral cancer screening
  • Practice good oral hygiene at home
    • Your dentist can help you reach your goals of good oral health, but the responsibility to take action lies within yourself!


Works Cited

  1. Manal, A. 1990. "The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Periodontitis in Arab Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus." Journal of the American Dental Association 532-536.
  2. Mealey, BL. 2006. "Periodontal disease and diabetes. A two-way street." Journal of the American Dental Association 26S-31S.
  3. Stewart, JE. 2001. "The effect of periodontal treatment on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus." Journal of Clinical Periodontology 306-310.
  4. Lockhart, P. 2009. "Poor oral hygiene as a risk factor for infective endocarditis–related bacteremia." Journal of the American Dental Association 1238-1244.
  5. Poveda-Roda, R. 2008. "Bacteremia originating in the oral cavity. A review." OPOCB 355-62.
  6. Paju, S. 2008. "Oral biofilms, periodontitis, and pulmonary infections." Oral Disease 508-512.
  7. Scannapieco, FA. 2003. "Associations Between Periodontal Disease and Risk for Nosocomial Bacterial Pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A Systematic Review." Annals of Periodontolgy 54-69.
  8. Scannapieco, FA. 1999. "Role of Oral Bacteria in Respiratory Infection." Journal of Periodontology 793-802.
  9. Fredricksson, M. 1999. "Effect of Periodontitis and Smoking on Blood Leukocytes and Acute-Phase Proteins." Journal of Clinical Periodontolgy 1355-1360.
  10. Tomar, S. 2000. "Smoking-Attributable Periodontitis in the United States: Findings From NHANES III." Journal of Periodontology 743-751.
  11. Haber, J. 1994. "Smoking is a major risk factor for periodontitis." Current Opinion in Periodontology 12-18.
  12. Hamamoto, DT. 2009. "Methamphetamine abuse and dentistry." Oral Diseases 27-37.
  13. Robinson, PG. 2005. "Drug users: oral health-related attitudes and behaviours." British Dental Journal 219-224.