The incorporated name of the society is O.R.C.C.A. Dental Clinic Society. ORCCA stands for Oral Care for Children and Adolescents.
Its purpose is to provide children and adolescents under 19 years of age from low-income families access to oral care in a not for profit setting. It is based on the beliefs that all children and adolescents have the right to healthy oral care and that effective oral care positively transforms the health and lives of children and adolescents. Further goals include positively contributing to the knowledge of children and adolescents in their personal oral care development, fostering public participation in supporting oral care for children and adolescents as well as encouraging participation in developing community resources.
The clinic is built in the annex of Sidney Elementary School at 2281 Henry Avenue in Sidney, B.C.
It has been in operation since early spring 2015.
The clinic will begin slowly operating with two chairs one day a week and will gradually increase service as need and support dictates.
A dental assistant with at least one dental hygienist/ receptionist will assist the dentist.
Some volunteerism will be depended on under the direction of the manager.
Patients will be able to access the services of the clinic either through their Care Card (BC Healthy Kids), Status Card (NIHB) or if the family income is less then $40,000 a year and they have no dental insurance.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Heather Burkett : Chair
Dr.Mitra Hashimi: Vice Chair
Caroline Paterson: Treasurer and Accountant
Tara Keeping: Events
Dr. Roger Hinds: Patient Review Commitee
Martine Kiliwnik: Communication
Louise Jovanovic: Outreach Coordinator