SNIWWOC is Launching a Free Cellular Dental Hygiene Clinic for Low-Revenue BIPOC Ladies and Their Kids

All the time focussed on holistic healthcare program supply for racialized ladies, SNIWWOC strives to satisfy the wants of their neighborhood in some ways, from free psychological well being counseling, peer and profession assist to their newest venture: a free cellular dental hygiene clinic. 

Common dental hygienist visits make an essential contribution to general well being, which is usually not accessible to low-income, racialized ladies due to the prices concerned and/or lack of insurance coverage. Many low-income Canadians endure from ache, discomfort, incapacity, and lack of alternative due to poor oral well being. Roughly six million Canadians keep away from visiting the dentist yearly due to the associated fee; and people with the very best ranges of oral well being issues are additionally these with the best issue accessing oral well being care. SNIWWOC is eradicating the barrier of price for eligible ladies and their youngsters in Higher Victoria. 

Periodontal (gum) illness is without doubt one of the most typical human illnesses, simply treatable by good oral healthcare. Gum illness is an infectious situation that may end up in the destruction of gum tissue and bone. If left untreated, the micro organism that trigger gum illness might journey by the bloodstream, growing the prospect of coronary heart illness, stroke, respiratory illnesses and being pregnant issues. That’s the reason good oral well being is so essential, particularly for girls. 

SNIWWOC is launching the clinic this weekend and welcoming the press and the area people to affix an outside, COVID-friendly celebration on the Punjabi Akali Sikh Temple at 2721 Graham St, Victoria, BC V8T 3Z1 on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 2-3 p.m. Come try the ability and meet the workforce. 

The free dental hygiene clinic is for low-income, racialized ladies, two-spirited folks and their accompanied minors. This program is obtainable as soon as a month for residents of Victoria and registration have to be carried out upfront. This program is made attainable by the beneficiant sponsorship and friendship from Khalsa Support Canada and Wheely Clear

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Dominique Jacobs
Communications & Campaigns Supervisor
Assist Community for Indigenous Ladies and Ladies of Colour
203-2722 Fifth Road
Victoria BC V8T 4B2

Supply: Assist Community for Indigenous Ladies and Ladies of Color