CBC’s dental clinic can help more low-income families thanks to $250K grant
PASCO, Wash. — Columbia Basin College’s low-cost dental hygiene clinic will soon be able to provide dental care to more families in need thanks to a $250,000 grant.
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently awarded the grant to the CBC Foundation to support relocation and expansion of their new Dental Hygiene Clinic in Richland.
The program allows students to provide oral healthcare to 2,000 children, teens and adults. The grant money will allow the number of patients to double, while also adding more students to the program and helping purchase new medical equipment.
Our clinic is open to everybody, if they have insurance or if they don’t have insurance,” Program Director Tammy Sanderson said. “Some of our patients are living 200% below the poverty line. So we’re excited to provide the care they wouldn’t otherwise receive if they weren’t coming to our clinic.”
Construction on CBC’s new dental hygiene location in Richland is currently in process. It is expected to be completed this fall.