Fulton Dental Clinic

Physical Address

Fulton Dental Clinic
9119 Mil Park Ave
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Front Desk: (253) 966-9960

Directions

From the Madigan Army Medical Center Gate (Interstate 5, Exit 122) continue on Jackson Ave. through three traffic lights and turn left at the fourth traffic light onto Transmission Line Road. Turn right on Mil Park Avenue. The Fulton Dental Clinic is collocated with the Winder Family Medical Clinic and can be found in the second building on right.

From the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis Main Gate (Interstate 5, Exit 120) turn left at the first light onto Colorado Avenue. Continue until the next traffic light, and turn left onto Jackson Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Transmission Line Road. Turn right on Mil Park Avenue. The Fulton Dental Clinic is collocated with the Winder Family Medical Clinic and can be found in the second building on right.

About

The Fulton Dental Clinic provides all facets of general dentistry and specialty care offered only to active duty service members. Procedures performed include:

  • Examinations
  • Cleanings (Prophylaxis)
  • Preventive Services (Fluoride, Sealants, Instruction)
  • Tooth Fillings (Restorative)
  • Root Canals (Endodontics)
  • Gum Disease Treatment (Periodontics)
  • Crown & Bridge, as needed
  • Extractions (Oral Surgery)
  • Removable Dentures, as needed
  • Referral for complex oral rehabilitation, as needed

History

Colonel, Retired Kenneth P. Fulton, Dental Corps

Dental Clinic Number One on Fort Lewis was memorialized on March 14, 1980, in honor of Colonel Kenneth P. Fulton.

Kenneth Fulton was born in Port Townsend, Washington, on March 11, 1898. Upon graduation from the North Pacific College of Dentistry in Oregon, with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD), he entered the United States Army on July 15, 1925. His assignments exposed him to an ever increasing level of responsibility ranging over the years from assignments as Dental Officer, Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in 1925, to that of the Post Dental Surgeon at Fort Lewis during 1950-1953 and subsequent assignments as the Sixth Army Dental Surgeon from 1953 until his retirement on August 14, 1957.

Colonel Kenneth P. Fulton, DMD

Colonel Fulton developed the plans for the former Dental Clinic Number One while serving as Post Dental Surgeon at Fort Lewis in 1950. When it was dedicated on August 14, 1957, as Dental Clinic Number One, the Fulton Dental Clinic was a pioneer in clinic design for that period. The 28-chair, ranch-style building was the Army’s first separate, permanent dental clinic west of the Mississippi. Fulton Dental Clinic was equipped with the most up-to-date dental equipment and was admirably suited for its former provision of general dentistry, endodontic, periodontic, prosthetic and surgical support more than 6,000 active duty soldiers.

The original Fulton Dental Clinic was closed in December 2001; the building relinquished to the Fort Lewis Directorate of Public Works and Engineering and served as the Headquarters for 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (L) (Stryker).

From March 2006 to May of 2010 a modular facility temporarily housed the “Fulton Dental Clinic” during construction of a brand new facility that would later be certified by the Leadership Energy and Environmental Design as a “Gold” standard building, which is the first Army Medicine facility to achieve that rating. In May 2010 the new dental clinic opened after an additional four treatment rooms and x-ray room were added. An official ribbon cutting ceremony dedicating the Winder Family Medical Clinic and rededicating the state-of-the-art 28-chair Fulton Dental Clinic was held on July 27, 2011, that once again recognized the clinic and continued to honor Colonel Kenneth P. Fulton.

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