Spokane District
Dental Society Foundation

News and Events


What's New


  • The IDEA Clinic on KREM here!
  • The IDEA Clinic on KHQ - here!
  • The Spokesman Review's article on the IDEA Clinic can be found here!
  • The IDEA Clinic has hired a new Dental Director! Join us in welcoming Dr. John Wesley!
  • The IDEA Clinic Volunteer Calendar has open slots for Volunteer Dentists, Hygienists and assistants to start seeing patients in the clinic.
  • Credentialing For Volunteers - contact Wendy Wilson, at wendy@sddsfoundation.org, for credentialing packets to be completed to volunteer in the IDEA Clinic.
  • SDDSF Annual Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, February 15th 2013 at Northern Quest Casino. Event Activities include wine tasting featuring local wineries, a cork pull, silent auction, SDDS presentation and more. To donate, please contact Dana at brookemcloningerdds@yahoo.com or 509.534.4600.  

     ALL proceeds benefit SDDS Foundation and Donations are tax deductible.




Riverstone Family Health Clinic Dedication / NECC Event


Tuesday April 19th 2011 in the lower level/basement of the new facility.  Half hour presentation with the opportunity to walk around and view the entire facility including our IDEA clinic.  Food and drink served.

February Fundraiser Event


Spokane, Wash., 10 January, 2011 -- The Spokane District Dental Society Foundation's first annual fundraiser, "POP A CORK FOR A CAUSE", is at the Northern Quest Casino & Resort.  Event activities include wine tasting featuring local wineries, participation in the Cork Pull, a Silent Auction, a fine dinner, and a presentation by the SDDS Foundation.


Dedication Supports Spokane's Community Dental Needs

Spokane, Wash., 21 May 2010 -- Members of the Spokane District Dental Society Foundation Board of Directors were present at today's Northeast Community Center expansion announcement, where details of the new Medical-Dental Clinic's services were revealed.  The entire top floor of the 31,000 sq ft, 3-story building will house a dental clinic that will include 15 treatment chairs as well as accommodations for dental surgery.   

Considered a truly innovative model for providing care for populations that have been traditionally under served, the new dental facility will be able to accommodate the growing need for services that outgrew its current capacity available at the Spokane Falls Family Clinic.  The dentists and staff now practicing at the Spokane Falls Family Clinic will relocate to the new site upon completion.  The dental clinic will also be staffed by dentists completing their residencies in general dentistry.  The Spokane District Dental Society Foundation will coordinate participation by dentists volunteering their time at the clinic. 

This project was made possible through a unique partnership with the SDDS Foundation, Yakima Valley Farm Workers, and Northeast Community Center.  The dental clinic is expected to open in March 2011 (two months after the medical clinic) and will serve the surrounding community comprised of 47.5% of Spokane County's uninsured.

Thank you to our 2012 Fundraiser sponsors!!