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Lutheran Medical Center Dental Medicine
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Columbia Basin Health Association - Othello Family Clinic

Our patients live and work in Othello and the smaller communities that make up our service area. This small-town atmosphere allows our staff the opportunity to get to know their patients and ensure their continued quality of care.

Director and Location

Site Director Dr. Alvin Thien
Facility Address 140 E. Main Street
Othello Washington 99344
United States
Setting of Facility Rural

Residency Programs and Dental Staff

Dental Residency programs offered
  • AEGD
Number of positions available for each program for the current year
  • AEGD - 2
Number of staff members
  • General Dentists - 7
  • Pediatric Dentists - 2
  • Non-Dental Administrative Staff - 7
  • Dental Hygienists - 4
  • Dental Assistants - 30

Description of Health Care Network, Facilities and Technology

Dental services offered
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Conscious sedation
  • Crown lengthening
  • Diagnostics and Preventive service
  • Endodontics (single rooted teeth and multiple rooted teeth)
  • Endodontics
  • Implant restoration
  • Oral surgery (exodentia)
  • Oral surgery (complex)
  • Orthodontics
  • Pain management
  • TMJ dysfunction treatment
  • Periodontics (Sealing and root planing- no perio surgery done on premises)
  • Periodontics care including surgery
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Prosthetics
  • Prosthetics
  • Prosthetics
Number of operatories 10
Number of offices to which residents might rotate within a year 4
Year the first network/offices opened 1995
Use of Electronic Dental Records Yes
EDR product/program used Eaglesoft
Use of digital X-rays Yes

Patient Profiles and Volume of Procedures Performed by Resident

Average number of dental procedures performed by a resident in a year (patient visits) 2600
Average number of unique patients treated by a resident in a year 1300
Percentage of dental patients by age
Percentage of dental patients by ethnic group
Percentage of dental patients by medical category

Hours and Licensing Requirements

Typical resident hours
  • Weekday: 8am - 6pm
How often is the resident expected to be on call?


Is a loan forgiveness program available to dental residents? No
License requirements for residents before they begin working at the health center
  • Graduated from an ADA accredited dental school
  • Passed Dental National Boards Part I and Part II
  • State temporary dental license

Housing Options and Recreational Activities

Housing options near the Clinic (note: obtaining housing is the responsibility of the resident)
  • Rental apartments
  • Rental houses
  • Rental properties
Estimated cost of living in and around the region of the health center (based on the monthly cost of a one bedroom apartment)

Less than $500/month

Recreational activities available in region
  • Dining Out
  • Historical landmarks
  • Professional sporting event proximity - Hockey
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports, indoor - Gyms
  • Sports, outdoor - Hunting
  • Sports, outdoor - Mountain activities (mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling)
  • Sports, outdoor - National park proximity
  • Sports, outdoor - Snow activities (cross-country skiing, downhill skiing)

Additional Programs and Services

Medical Residency programs offered
Additional dental student training offered
  • Dental Hygiene training
  • 4th year Dental Students/Externships
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Nursing RDH program
  • Pharmacy student training
  • Social worker students
Additional medical training programs offered
  • Family Medicine Residency
  • Physician Assistant
Additional dental activities
  • Dental Cases in operating room
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
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