Oregon Children Suffer More Dental Pain and Infection Than Children in Almost Any Other State and They Need Your Help!
Here is a stunning fact: Oregon children have among the worst oral health in the nation. Because of poverty, lack of access to care, and other social and economic issues, Oregon children suffer more dental pain and infection than children in almost any other state. Kids in pain get sick and miss school. In fact, Oregon educators estimate that on any given day over 5,000 children are suffering from dental pain or infection. Dental disease isn't just a cosmetic problem. Poor oral health affects overall health. When decay goes untreated, children may face even greater problems as adults, including chronic conditions that contribute to lung disease, stroke, and bacterial pneumonia. In rare cases, oral infections have even led to death.
The Dental Foundation of Oregon provides direct care and oral health education to underserved children on our Tooth Taxi free mobile dental clinic. We educate the public about the oral health challenges and we advocate for programs and policies that improve care for kids. We are funded by individuals, corporations and foundations who care deeply about improving children's oral health.
2019 Motor Mouth Car Raffle
EVENT DETAILS (Tickets can be purchased January 9 until noon April 6, 2019)
Here is your opportunity to win your choice of a 2019 RAV4 LE AWD SUV ($27,658 retail value) OR a
2019 C-HR Limited ($28,185 retail value)! Only 2,000 tickets will be available.
Drawing will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 approximately 12:45 PM
Tickets are $60 each OR 5 for $275.
Special thanks to Gresham Toyota for their continued support to the DFO.
Go HERE to purchase your tickets now!
Need not be present to win.
The Columbia Bank Wall of Wine
Attendees to the April 4 to 6, 2019 Oregon Dental Conference may once again purchase a $20 wine pull ticket for the very popular Wall of Wine! We are accepting wine donations for this years event and have received wine from well-known Oregon and Washington brands including 14 Hands, Chateau Ste Michelle, Dobbes Family Estate, and Willamette Valley Vineyards! If you would like to make a wine donation, please email us.
2019 Chip for Teeth Golf Tournament
Start planning your foursome for Friday, June 14, 2019! Consistently recognized as one of Oregon's top rated golf courses, the DFO is pleased to return to Langdon Farms Golf Course for our 15th Annual Chip for Teeth Golf Tournament. Register your team HERE!
Dental disease is 100% preventable if we will stand together for children's oral health.
Since its inception in fall 2008, the Tooth Taxi has visited over 400 schools/sites all over the State of Oregon, and served over 21,000 children while delivering over $6.6 million in donated dental services.