#23 Canby
July 8, 2013 by Mary Daly

Summer School = Field Trips.  Students at Canby's Trost Elementary, along with middle and high school students, looked forward to a number of field trips this week; the Portland Aquarium, the 
local swimming pool, and Clackamas Community College.

Some students were not looking forward to the Tooth Taxi because of negative experiences at the dentist in the past. But, Dr. Moffitt and Catherine made the dental operatory a fun and interesting place for the apprehensive kids.

The Tooth Taxi screened 53 students and we were able to provide treatment for almost everyone who needed it. We could not have had such a successful week without the help of our volunteers. Shawn Roerig, RDH operated our portable hygiene unit inside the school and provided cleanings and fluoride for students who especially needed the extra care and oral hygiene instruction. Dr. Jan Peterson, DFO Board member, volunteered on Thursday, assisted by our summer intern Claire Skach.  Claire was also busy giving oral hygiene presentations to Kindergartners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders, 205 students eager to learn about oral health.

Shawn Roerig, RDH
Dr. Jan Peterson

Gail Rasmussen, OEA Choice Trust

Other notes:
57% of students screened needed treatment
43% needed no treatment.

Canby, Trost Elementary School, July 8-11, 2013

•  53 students screened
•  205 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  27 appointments in the van
•  $12,800 value of free dental services provided.

Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – July 11, 2013

•  13,622 students screened
•  13,316 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  6,535 students treated in the van
•  $3,725,582 value of free dental services provided

#1 De Paul Alternative High School
#2 Veneta
#3 Aloha-Reedsville Elementary
#4 Helensview Alternative High School
#6 Springfield Riverbend Elementary
#7 Woodburn and the Capitol Dental Day
#8 Seaside Broadway Middle School & Seaside High School
#9 Portland Rigler Elementary
#10 East Sutherlin Primary
#11 South Umpqua High School
#12 Portland's DePaul Alternative High School
#13 Newberg's Edwards Elementary
#14 Metolius Elementary
#15 Portland, Sitton Elementary
#16 Portland, Earl Boyles Elementary
#17 Gervais, Gervais Elementary
#18 & #19 Hillsboro Migrant Programs
#20 Friends of the Children
#21 Molalla Elementary
#22 De Paul Alternative High School
#23 Salem Boys and Girls Club
#24 & 25 S. Umpqua High & Tri County Elementary
#26 Aumsville Elementary
#27 Estacada SBHC
#28 & #29 Oregon Coast
#30 Reynolds High School
#31 & #32 Klammath Falls

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