Dental

Unity Care NW provides dental care for children and adults at our Bellingham and Ferndale locations. Our approach to care is based on prevention.

We prioritize children, pregnant women, and parents of children who are Unity Care NW patients in order to break the intergenerational cycle of dental caries. Because dental caries or “cavities” are caused by bacteria that can be spread within the household, we focus on treating the whole family. Dental services include:

  • X-rays
  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Fillings (restorative care)
  • Removing teeth (extractions)
  • Information on how to care for your teeth

Dental Location & Info

Bellingham Adult Clinic
1616 Cornwall, Suite 205
General adult care and walk-in program have different hours

7:45 am – 6:00 pm Mon – Fri

(Unity Care NW provides emergency dental care for adults 21 and older, on a stand-by basis anytime between 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday at the 1616 Cornwall location and at the Ferndale location.)

Bellingham Children’s Dental
220 Unity St.
7:45 am – 6:00 pm Mon – Fri
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Sat

Ferndale
5616 3rd Avenue, across the street from Pioneer Center
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Children and adults

 

Sliding-Fee Scale Discount

Unity Care NW offers a Sliding-Fee Scale Discount Program to help keep care affordable for uninsured patients and those with high deductibles and co-pays. Eligibility for the sliding-fee scale is based on household size and income.

To apply for the Sliding-Fee Scale Discount Program, contact our Outreach and Enrollment staff at (360) 788-2669.

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Adult Dental

Adult Dental Care Overview

Adult dental care is one of the most needed but least available services in Whatcom County. An estimated 45,000 Whatcom County residents lack access to dental care. Unity Care NW has expanded its dental facilities in recent years, but we are still only able to meet a small portion of the need. We are committed to continuing to work with the community to expand services and access to adult dental care. In the meantime, we prioritize dental care for the following groups:

  • Pregnant women
  • Parents of our pediatric patients
  • Our established pediatric dental patients once they reach adulthood
  • People living with HIV
  • Developmentally disabled patients
  • Adults with dental emergencies

For more information, please call us at (360) 676-6177.

Emergency Adult Dental Care

Unity Care NW provides adult emergency dental care on a walk-in, standby basis when we have appointment no-shows or cancellations. Adults can be seen on a first-come, first-served basis for dental emergencies. We cannot guarantee that you will be seen, but we will do our best to fit you into our schedule. Please bring a list of medications you are currently taking.

 

Children’s Dental

Children’s Dental Care Overview

Unity Care NW is dedicated to breaking the cycle of dental disease that runs in families. Dental caries or “cavities” are caused by bacteria that can be passed among family members. To prevent this, we provide dental care to children, pregnant women, and the parents of children who are Unity Care NW patients. To make an appointment, call (360) 676-6177.

Our dental services include:

  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Oral hygiene instruction
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride applications
  • Free custom sports mouth guards

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Mobile Dental Program

The Unity Care NW mobile dental program provides routine dental care at elementary schools, Head Start programs, and daycare centers throughout Whatcom County. Mobile Dental Program staff provide exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and oral hygiene instruction.

For more information about the Mobile Dental Program, contact the Dental Access Coordinator at (360) 676-6177, ext. 1102 or the Dental Access Assistant at (360) 676-6177, ext. 1181.

Please note that our Bellingham and Ferndale Health Centers open later two days each month.

On the third Thursday of the month
Our Bellingham location opens at 8:45 a.m., and our Ferndale site opens at 9:15 a.m.

On the first Wednesday of each month
Our Bellingham Dental services open at 9:00 a.m., and our Ferndale Dental department opens at 9:30 a.m.