|Dental clinic returns in Sandy, offering free services posted on 10/01/2019|
Tami Beaty had seen the impact that dental clinics in large
cities could make after she and her husband were part of some.
So last year they started one in Sandy, offering free dental
work on a first-come, first serve basis. And the clinic will return this year,
scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Sandy Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, 18575 SE Langensand Road.
“Our church has just really been a strong force, trying to
reach people in our community with their health needs,” said Beaty, noting that
they have taken part in the past with Compassion Sandy, a one-day health
The dental clinic’s offerings will include exams, digital
dental x-rays, extractions, fillings, cleanings and more, although no services
Beaty expects to have eight dentists, five dental hygienists
and a “good number” of dental assistants on hand in the hopes to serve more
than 100 people.
There are no requirements for patients, and Beaty noted that
last year she saw people come from Albany and Vancouver, Wash. as part of the
86 people who came to the clinic.
“For our first year, I thought that was pretty good,” she
Beaty encourages people who want to take advantage of the
services to get there early, noting that she has seen people line up for
clinics as early as 4 a.m. to be sure and get a spot, adding that she feels for
the people who need to do so.
“It hurts your heart to see people go to these means to get
care,” Beaty said. “It’s a good thing we can help them.”
Next year, Beaty hopes to add the opportunity for people to
She also noted that the church has other health-related
offerings, including “Diabetes Undone” and a depression and anxiety seminar run
by her husband.
“We’re just really excited to be helping,” Beaty said.
Visit sandyadventistchurch.org for more info.
By Garth Guibord/MT