Venice Family Clinic's Dental Clinic Opening Celebration


Please Join Us for the Opening Celebration of Venice Family Clinic's Dental Clinic

With remarks by special guest
The Honorable Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Washington, DC

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center
2509 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Free Parking Available

Please R.S.V.P. to Claudia Krumlauf at 310.664.7917.
If you will not be able to join us for the Dedication, you may arrange for a personal visit.

Venice Family Clinic


The Venice Family Clinic Dental Clinic at the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center
Venice Family Clinic has constructed its first dental clinic. Venice Family Clinic started its dental program in late 2007. At first, the staff dentist worked out of spare chairs at local dental offices and later dental services were provided from mobile dental chairs at two of the Clinic’s locations. The new, dedicated 1,800 square foot space features six operatories, an x-ray room, and a laboratory with room for a second staff dentist and dental volunteers. This addition doubles Venice Family Clinic’s capacity to provide dental care—a type of care that fully one-fifth of Angelenos cannot afford. The dental clinic is projected to serve 1,500 patients through about 5,600 dental visits. In addition, its location within Venice Family Clinic’s Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center enables patients to receive more health services in a single location.

Five Ways Forward
Five Ways Forward is the most comprehensive fundraising campaign Venice Family Clinic has ever conducted. It addresses not just the need for more space and additional services, but also the technological and financial mechanisms for providing better care, to more people, with greater stability. In addition to the Dental Clinic at the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, Five Ways Forward features:

  • The new Irma Colen Health Center, a 3,400 square foot primary care clinic in Mar Vista that will accommodate 4,000 patients and 15,000 visits per year

  • An electronic health record system to improve quality of care and facilitate ongoing innovation and expansion

  • A rapid-response fund to help care for more of the newly uninsured in these difficult times

  • An operating reserve to ensure the Clinic’s financial stability, no matter the economic circumstances

For information about Five Ways Forward, please contact Bill Jones at 310.664.7932

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