Parkrose Middle School
November 5, 2012 By Mary Daly
Middle school environments are so different from the elementary population. At Parkrose Middle School in NE Portland, energetic and rambunctious students headed to recess were always interested in the Tooth Taxi, and hurling our orange safety cones. Such energy!

Parkrose School District continues to be a great supporter of the Tooth Taxi and the services provided to their students. With a new middle school to be built starting in April they were grateful to have us visit before the two year construction period.

Dr. Michelle Skierkowski and dental assistant Allison Yoder
Dr. Christine Vuong and dental assistant Annie Nguyen
Dr. Allen Tam
Assistant Sabrina Williams

Matt Stiller, Program Manager for Medical Teams International dental vans, visited to see how our digital x-ray system worked as they are looking at moving in that direction on their vans.

Mary Larson, Parkrose District Business Manager, came by to say thank you.

Sonja Stark, an 8th grader at Holy Family School in Portland, is using the Tooth Taxi for her independent learning project. Sonja's Mom Kristan works at Artisan Dental Labs. We'll be seeing Sonja occasionally the next few months and she will be conducting an oral hygiene drive for Tooth Taxi families. Thank you Sonja!

Other notes:
53% of students screened needed treatment
47% needed no treatment.

Parkrose Middle School Nov. 5 - Nov. 9, 2012

• 30 students screened
• 83 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
• 35 appointments in the van
• $11,654 value of free dental services provided.

Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – November 9, 2012

• 12,555 students screened
• 12,311 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
• 5,731 students treated in the van
$3,373,671 value of free dental services provided

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