#35 Portland CTS
October 28, 2013 by Mary Daly

Once again we had the pleasure of being at Community Transitional School in Portland. The kids and staff are always amazing. Dr. Jennifer Shawn started our week with screening and providing treatment to patients, she was great with the kids and very energetic. Kids were also very happy to see our mascot Scout, the English springer spaniel; he's always good at giving kisses.

Dr. Kevin Prates was a pleasure to have on Tuesday, as a new dentist he really enjoys kicking off his career helping the kids. Dr. Andrea Beltzner visited us again; it's nice to have her calm demeanor and creative wording on the Tooth Taxi.


Friday, Dr. Cynthia Pelley, pediatric dentist and assistant, Katie Lowell, had a lot of energy and completed treatment on a number of kids. We had a great week and were able to treatment complete a number of our patients. 

Volunteers:
Dr. Jennifer Shawn
Dr. Kevin Prates
Dr. Andrea Beltzner
Dr. Cynthia Pelley
Katie Lowell

Visitors:
Scout, Tooth Taxi mascot

From the kid gallery:
"I think this laughing gas is getting the better of me." (4th grader)

Realities from the road:
We had no dentist on Thursday so staff took care of van maintenance and students at the school celebrated Halloween. 

Thursday was the 21st Halloween party that the PERS state employees have thrown for CTS students at their office. Pre-K-1st graders made Halloween capes out of T shirts, cut in half. They got to design their capes with the spooky stencil decorations of their choice, including ghosts and witches and spiders. And they personalized them by spelling out their names. Then, the teachers worked their magic with a little bleach to create the capes. Some of our kids' parents can't afford costumes, so we don't allow any of the students to wear them to school. The little ones are proud to have their capes to wear to the party.

Other notes:
38% of students screened needed treatment
62% needed no treatment.

Stats:
Portland, Community Transitional School Oct. 28-Nov.1, 2013 (excluding 10/31/13)
•  21 students screened
•  28 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  21 appointments in the van
•  $10,354 value of free dental services provided.


Summary
Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – Nov. 1, 2013
•  13,968 students screened
•  13,717 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  6,853 students treated in the van
•  $3,865,410 value of free dental services provided
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