#27 Molalla
August 5, 2013 by Mary Daly

Summer! A sharp contrast to the snowy weather we had at Molalla Elementary
in January.

The Tooth Taxi was welcomed back to Molalla Elementary School after our last visit in January. We saw some patients that returned for a second visit. Among returning patients, we were happy to see that some had been to the dentist, but disappointed that some had not been to the dentist and still had all the cavities that were documented 7 months earlier. We focused on serving the students with the most severe needs.

High school students who help with the summer program during their summer break were a big help to the Tooth Taxi. They were always available to escort patients, reschedule student lunches, or call parents to schedule appointments for the Tooth Taxi.

Students in Claire's presentations were well equipped with good oral hygiene knowledge. Kindergarteners who are educated on oral hygiene regularly by their teachers and assistants were eager to display their knowledge of oral health. Students expressed facts such as the effects of diet on their teeth and the importance of brushing after enjoying a sweet snack.

From the kid gallery:
A student in Claire Skach's classroom presentation, discussing diet and oral health, confessed, "My parents drink a lot of soda."
One patient told a great joke…
Q: Why did the football coach go to the bank?
A: Because he wanted his quarterback.

Other notes:
44% of students screened needed treatment
56% needed no treatment.

Molalla, Molalla Elementary, Aug.5-8, 2013

•  45 students screened
•  74 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom (not offered)
•  12 appointments in the van
•  $7,245 value of free dental services provided.

Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – August 8, 2013

•  13,732 students screened
•  13,457 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  6,602 students treated in the van
•  $3,756,048 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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