SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will open their new Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau later this month. We are proud to partner with organizations like SEARHC who are working in partnership with Alaska Native People to provide the best healthcare for our communities.
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) announced the opening of their new Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau. The new clinic is on the first floor of the SEARHC Dental building at 3245 Hospital Drive. Pediatric dental staff will begin seeing patients in the new space on Monday, May 22, 2017, with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house planned for June 22.
The SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau opened to all community members in April 2015. Up to that point, SEARHC pediatric dental services were solely available for Alaska Native/American Indian patients. To meet the already growing needs of their existing patients, as well as the community as a whole, SEARHC added two new pediatric dentists and made the decision to open their children’s dental services to the entire community.
The expansion into a larger space had been in the planning stages since 2014, and was the logical next step in providing all children in the community with adequate access to dental care; many of them recipients of Denali Kid Care. Simply put, more space, and more dentists mean SEARHC can care for the oral health of more children in Southeast Alaska. It also allows for more flexibility and convenience when scheduling appointments, which will be helpful for parents trying to juggle busy schedules.