August 1, 2018
It is with both joy and sadness that we write this letter to inform you that the Friends of Creston Children's Dental Clinic (FCCDC) will permanently close its doors and cease operations as of November 1, 2018. It has been a great honor to serve as the dental home for so many Portland children for multiple years.
Over these past few years, we have observed a change in the necessity for our dental services. With the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, more children have dental coverage through the Oregon Health Plan and have additional access to care. This is wonderful and exciting news for kids in Portland; as a result, there has been a decline of need for the services provided at the Creston Clinic.
Through FCCDC, we have been honored to provide paramount dental treatment to thousands of children. We feel very privileged to have connected with so many amazing volunteers who have donated their time and talent. Additionally, we have been fortunate to provide these services with the support of so many generous donors who provided money, supplies and the equipment. We continue to be grateful to Portland Public Schools who provided the space, utilities, and janitorial services for the Creston Clinic.
Moving forward, our new objective is to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible for our patients and their families. For children with insurance coverage through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) we urge you to contact them at your earliest convenience to request a list of dental providers that might be suitable for your child.
When you do establish a new dental home for your child(ren), Please contact Creston Dental Clinic at (503)916-5808 to obtain and forward any electronic health records and radiographs available to your new dental provider upon request. Requests after December 31, 2018 can be made to Lora Mattsen at (503) 513-5010 or Rebecca Lanxon at (503) 765-3489
Oregon Health Plan: 1-800-336-6016
Multnomah County Dental Health Clinic: (503) 988-4410
Medical Teams International: (503) 624-1000
Arrow Dental-Milwaukie Clinic (503) 653-4093
We sincerely thank you for the confidence and trust that you have placed in us and for the opportunity to care for your children. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Board of Directors