July 22, 2013 by Mary Daly
The summer program at Clackamas River Elementary in Estacada ran from 9:00-Noon, so it limited our treatment time. The first day only 6 students were signed up, 3 of which were absent. On Tuesday more students arrived with paperwork which kept the team and volunteers busy for the rest of the week.
At summer school, all the kids brush their teeth in the morning after breakfast. We rarely see this and were unable to confirm if it takes place during the normal school year.
Our intern, Claire, shared oral health tips with eager students and even the teachers were influenced by the Tooth Taxi classroom presentations. One teacher who attended one of Claire's classroom presentations the day before was proud to tell her that she had learned from the presentation and had flossed that morning. Two separate teachers learned the impact of nutrition and realized that they could improve their student's oral health simply by the snacks that they provide.
Students who attended one of Clair's presentations were quizzed by their teacher afterward. The class answered 100% of the questions correctly! Fittingly, the students were distraught by the sugary cookies that were served as a reward for their demonstration of oral health awareness.
In March, the Wade Creek Clinic opened on the Estacada high school campus – a School Based Health Center to serve students and the community. The medical side is up and running and the dental side has two sparsely furnished operatories. The Tooth Taxi team spent time at the clinic learning about their ideas and how we can help advise to get the dental side up and running.
Marcia Nado, RDH, Dr. James Goertz, and assistant Elaine Goertz
56% of students screened needed treatment
44% needed no treatment.
Estacada, Clackamas River Elementary, July 22-25, 2013
Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – July 25, 2013
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