#21 Portland – Rigler Elementary 2012
MAY, 21 2012 By MARY DALY
Rigler Elementary in NE Portland participates in Portland Public Schools VIDA program, receiving vision, dental and audiometric services for their students. VIDA helps students to succeed in school by addressing basic health services. The Tooth Taxi will be visiting other VIDA schools in the 2012-2013 school year. Rigler school has a very diverse population and over 500 students in K-6. Students wear school uniforms, something we don't see very often at public schools.

Welcome to new Tooth Taxi assistant Andrea Ricter, RDH. Andrea hails from Minnesota and has a degree from the University of Minnesota; she felt right at home when we spotted this map in the school hallway.

Kent Xu, RDH worked the portable unit in the auditorium

Keely Chalmers channel 8- KGW news
Olivia Stone & Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner, Metropolitan Group
Cassandra Griffin, Upstream for Public Health

From the kid gallery:
"I'm really shy"

"I got my teeth cleaned last month but I want to go on the Tooth Taxi."

What did you get from the Tooth Fairy? "A sticky frog and an apple."

Other notes:
45% of students screened needed treatment
55% needed no treatment.

Rigler Elementary School, Portland, May 21-25, 2012

44 students screened
95 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
43 appointments in the van
$20,711 value of free dental services provided.

Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – May 25, 2012

11,587 students screened
11,083 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
5,132 students treated in the van
$3,103,677 value of free dental services provided.
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