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The KWC dental clinic opened its doors to patients in February 2022.

Dr. Mary Williard, Dental Health Aide Therapist Jason Mecum and Registered Dental Hygienist Danielle Underwood initially are offering care to Coquille Tribal members, their spouses, and Nasomah Health Plan members. Dental appointments will be offered to other patients in the near future.  

If you have questions, please contact the Dental Clinic at (541) 982-3397.


Oral health supports your wellness

The KWC oral health professionals are here to care for more than just a fantastic smile. Regular dental care is an important part of overall good health. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings also provide a foundation for strong teeth and healthy gums for a lifetime.

We provide full service oral health care to help everyone look and feel their best:

  • Preventative checkups
  • Dental cleaning
  • Oral health education
  • Pediatric dental services
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Composite restoration
  • Bridges
  • Extractions
  • Minor orthodontics
  • Extractions
  • TMJ
  • Oral surgery
  • Panoramic X-ray

What to expect

The Ko-Kwel Wellness Centers offers patients a team approach to dental care. We are staffed with experienced and compassionate professionals who enjoy their calling to care for patients. Our Oral Health Team includes a dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, dental health aide therapist, receptionist and clinic manager. Working together, the Oral Health Team provides preventative care through regular examinations, cleanings and education on self-care for teeth/gums.


What is a DHAT?

Our clinic offers something that most Oregon patients have never seen: a dental health aide therapist. Commonly seen elsewhere in the world, DHATs provide oral exams, preventive dental services, simple restorations, stainless steel crowns, extractions and X-rays. By providing these routine but important services, our trained and qualified DHAT frees the dentist to serve patients in need of higher levels of oral health treatment.

Details

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday


Appointments

Dental services are available in Coos Bay only. To schedule an appointment at the Coos Bay dental clinic:

(541) 888-9494, option 6

Receptionist (541) 982-3397

Manager (541) 982-3426


What to bring to your first appointment

Insurance CardBring to your first appointment and/or when changes or updates are made.

Photo Identification –  Bring to every appointment.

List of prescribed medications – name of medications, dose, and how/when you take it

List of vitamins and over-the-counter medications you take

List of allergies, especially those caused by medications or food

A complete dental history, and/or any updates since your last dental visit


Coverage for dental services

  • Coquille Indian Tribe members and their households are covered for KWC dental services.
  • Employees of Coquille Indian Tribe government and business entities are covered for KWC dental services through the Nasomah Health Group.
  • Native Americans/Alaska Natives from federally recognized tribes are covered for KWC dental services.

We bill for service to:

  • Oregon Health Plan
  • Nasomah Health Group
  • Purchased and Referred Care

Cancellation policy

If you cannot make your appointment for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible to allow us to accommodate other patients who need dental attention.

Patients who arrive more than 10 minutes late are considered to have missed their appointment and are may not seen during their originally assigned appointment slot.