#5 Prescott Elementary
February 4, 2013 by Mary Daly

The Tooth Taxi has now visited every school in the Parkrose school district located in NE Portland. Parkrose school district business manager Mary Larson has been a supporter of the Tooth Taxi from the launch at Pioneer Square back in the summer of 2008; which brought the Tooth Taxi to their four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Parkrose school district was founded in 1885 with a schoolhouse on Sandy & 122nd.

The Tooth Taxi was parked on the playground which made us a target for recess – between a few stray balls and curious students wanting to know if it was their turn for the Tooth Taxi, a bit noisy and fun. And what happens when the Tooth Taxi needs to be in the shop for a day? Medical Teams International (MTI) generously stepped up to help us out, providing one of their local vans so we could continue to treat students on Monday. Thank you to
Bill Stuber who brought the MTI van to Prescott Elementary. We are grateful for the collaboration and being able to provide another day of treatment for the students. Thank you MTI!

New volunteer Debi Hawkins and returning volunteer assistant Sabrina Williamson.

Other notes:
58% of students screened needed treatment
42% needed no treatment.

Portland, Prescott Elementary School, February 4-8, 2013
(Services provided on MTI van on 2/11 not included)

•  36 students screened
•  0 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  18 appointments in the van
•  $9,907 value of free dental services provided.

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

•  12,871 students screened
•  12,419 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  6,062 students treated in the van
•  $3,495,664 value of free dental services provided
#1 De Paul Alternative HS
#2 Woodburn Arts and Communication Academy
#3 Molalla River Elementary
#4 Community Transitional School
#5 Prescott Elementary
#6 Lebanon Pioneer School
#7 Al Kennedy Alternative High
#8 Aumsville Elementary
#9 Capital Steps-Salem
#10 Peninsula Elementary


#48 Woodburn
#47 Community Transitional School
#46 Warrenton
#45 Seaside
#44 Sweet Home
#43 Parkrose Middle School
#42 Madras Primary
#41 Terrebonne
#40 De Paul Alternative High School
#39 Haines Elementary
#38 Haines/Baker City
#37 Community Transitional School
#36 Chiloquin
#35 Southern Oregon Mission of Mercy
#34 Parkrose
#33 Tigard High − School Based Health Center
#32 Salem Boys and Girls Club
#31 Friends of the Children
#30 Newberg

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