#3 Molalla River Elementary
January 22, 2013 By Mary Daly

"Amazing Dental Team", was written on the thank you note that a Mom brought Tooth Taxi staff one morning as she dropped her daughter off for an appointment and thanked us for the work we had done.
 
In addition to the Tooth Taxi being at Molalla River Elementary the local fire department visited as well.  Students from classrooms that collected the most canned goods got a ride in the fire truck – sirens wailing as they rode around the parking lot. 
 
Volunteers:
Dr. Teri Barichello, ODS Vice President and Dr. Steven Darling

Visitors:
Principal Donna Carlson and Secretary Jill Mildenhall.  Jim Kitch from ADI with visitors from Spain who are looking at starting a mobile dental program.
 
Newspaper/Press:
Molalla Pioneer – you can access online if you have a subscription.
 
From the kid gallery:
"I've never been in one that has a dentist, but I've slept in one (the RV)."
"I never knew what a clean tooth felt like."
 
Realities from the road:
Student insured under Oregon Health Plan.  When I asked Mom if child had a dental appointment set up, she said no.  She called but couldn't get anything until March and didn't want to wait so didn't make an appointment; and then the Tooth Taxi came.
  
Other notes:
55% of students screened needed treatment
45% needed no treatment.
 
Stats:
Molalla, Molalla Elementary School, January 22-28, 2013

•  40 students screened
•  85 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  41 appointments in the van
•  $14,562 value of free dental services provided.

Summary
Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – January 28, 2013

•  12,835 students screened
•  12,419 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  6,016 students treated in the van

•  $3,478,154 value of free dental services provided

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