International Community Health Services (ICHS) was recently awarded $30,000 from the D.V. & Ida McEachern Charitable Trust to support the costs of purchasing equipment to furnish the pediatric dental operatory on the second floor of the new ICHS Shoreline clinic, scheduled for completion in August, 2014.
“A separate dental operatory for children and adolescents is important because of special considerations for interaction between dental provider, parents or guardian and the child,” states ICHS Dental Director Ji Choi. “Younger patients have distinct needs because of the maturation of their teeth, jaws and gums. Thanks to this generous grant, ICHS will be able to provide early assessment, treatment and counseling for young people in a more cost-effective way.”
The new ICHS facility will be the first-ever community health center in the City of Shoreline. The Shoreline clinic will have 20 medical examination rooms, 10 dental chairs, an in-house pharmacy and laboratory, a community hall, and classrooms for health education programs.