Chilmark, West Tisbury sponsor free dental clinic for seniors


Vineyard Smiles, a mobile dental program of Island Health, Inc. and the Vineyard Health Care Access Program, will travel to the Up Island Council on Aging (Howes House) in West Tisbury on Friday, Jan. 22.

The program provides free dental care to seniors who lack regular access to dental care. The towns of Chilmark and West Tisbury sponsor the program through the Vineyard Nursing Association.

Licensed dental hygienists from the Forsyth Institute will provide an oral exam, cleaning and fluoride treatment.

The clinic will be held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Registration forms are available at Howes House. If the form is completed by Tuesday January 19, Vineyard Smiles staff will call to schedule an appointment time. Drop-ins will be first-come, first-served.

For more information, call Sarah Kuh, Vineyard Smiles director, at 508-696-0020, ext. 11.