Programs & Services
Dental Clinic
Page last updated:
May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023

Muckleshoot Health & Wellness Center

17500 SE 392nd St

Auburn, WA 98092


Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wed 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Closed daily 12:00-1:00pm for lunch.

Program Overview

The Muckleshoot Dental Clinic’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the children, youth, and adults of the MIT community by offering the highest state-of-the-art and quality dental care in a warm, friendly environment.

Services Provided

  • Preventive Care (Child and adult cleanings, routine exams, sealants, and fluoride application)
  • Emergency Services (treatment of acute tooth pain)
  • Composite Restorations (white filings)
  • Endodontics (root canals)
  • Crown and Bridge Restorations (porcelain or gold “caps”)
  • Oral Surgery (tooth extractions, referral may be needed)
  • Dental implants (permanent placement of missing teeth, referral needed)
  • Removable Prosthodontics (implant supported dentures, traditional dentures, and partial dentures)
  • Orthodontics (Braces, referral needed)
  • Periodontics (treatment of gum disease)

Eligibility for Services

Outlook for 2023

  • Collaboration with Muckleshoot Tribal School (MTS) to implement a school sealant program. Our goal to “bring the dental clinic to the school” can finally be attained with the acquisition of a new portable dental unit.
  • Recruitment of a Tribal Member for the position of Dental Sterilization Technician Trainee. This position is an entry level position that is designed to train a Muckleshoot Tribal member in dental instrument sterilization, infection control, treatment room breakdown and set up, dental terminology, and beginning dental laboratory tasks.
  • This entry level position will give anyone interested in pursuing a dental career the opportunity to learn hands-on skills, while observing all aspects of the various dental positions. Ideally, the Tribal member will decide to continue their dental education to become a dentist, hygienist, or dental assistant that will one day provide services to their community.

Highlights of 2022

  • Returning to in-person outreach and community events. The MIT Dental team returned to MELA, MCDC, and MTS for dental screenings and fluoride placement. It was a pleasure to once again collaborate with the healthcare teams at those locations in an effort to prevent and minimize childhood tooth decay.
  • It was a joy for the dental team to participate in person at community events such as, Career Day, PowWows, Pride, National Night Out, and other gatherings.
  • 2022 saw an overall 30% increase in implant, denture, and orthodontic services provided to Muckleshoot Tribal Members.
  • Within the Orthodontic Program 72 Tribal Members were able to start their orthodontic treatment, bringing the total to 195 Members in active orthodontic treatment. The year to date expenditure for orthodontic treatment was $408,771.
  • Within the Dental Implant Program a total of 93 implants were placed, helping over 39 Tribal Members improve their oral health. The year to date expenditure for dental implants was $258,958.
  • The Denture Program was able to provide over 57 Tribal Members with new implant supported dentures, traditional dentures, partial dentures, or a combination of either. The year to date expenditure for dentures was $197,258.

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