#21 Canyonville
May 19, 2014 by Mary Daly

The Tooth Taxi team thanks Canyonville School for being such an awesome site partner! Secretary, Kathy Brown, did a terrific job working with parents to arrange for before and after school appointments.  This assistance provided care for an additional nine students.  Kathy also arranged to have a corps of volunteers on hand who escorted students and took care of our Tooth Taxi "rainy day" list, preparing oral hygiene kits and performing other jobs essential to keeping our processes orderly.  Thank you Canyonville School!

For the past year we have been working with Mercy Foundation out of Roseburg, collaborating with their Healthy Kids Outreach Program (HKOP).  With their screenings, sealant, and educational programs in Douglas County they are aware of the schools that have the greatest needs for dental services.  The collaboration has opened several doors to schools where the Tooth Taxi can come in and provide emergent services and restorative care.  Canyonville has a tremendous need for dental services and the Tooth Taxi hopes to return to continue improving student's oral health.

Kim Ball, Mercy Foundation, dental services
Katie Follman, Mercy Foundation, health educator

From the kid gallery:
"I have marshmallow lip." 
"It feels like there is lots of water in my mouth." (numb patient)

Other notes:
68% of students screened needed treatment
32% needed no treatment.

Canyonville, Canyonville School, May 19 - 23, 2014
•  60 students screened
•  0 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom (provided by Mercy Foundation)
•  32 appointments in the van
•  $24,417 value of free dental services provided.

Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – May 23, 2014
•  14,713 students screened
•  15,262 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  7,513 students treated in the van
•  $4,233,049 value of free dental services provided

#1 De Paul Alternative High School
#2 Veneta
#3 Aloha-Reedsville Elementary
#4 Helensview Alternative High School
#6 Springfield Riverbend Elementary
#7 Woodburn and the Capitol Dental Day
#8 Seaside Broadway Middle School & Seaside High School
#9 Portland Rigler Elementary
#10 East Sutherlin Primary
#11 South Umpqua High School
#12 Portland's DePaul Alternative High School
#13 Newberg's Edwards Elementary
#14 Metolius Elementary
#15 Portland, Sitton Elementary
#16 Portland, Earl Boyles Elementary
#17 Gervais, Gervais Elementary
#18 & #19 Hillsboro Migrant Programs
#20 Friends of the Children
#21 Molalla Elementary
#22 De Paul Alternative High School
#23 Salem Boys and Girls Club
#24 & 25 S. Umpqua High & Tri County Elementary
#26 Aumsville Elementary
#27 Estacada SBHC
#28 & #29 Oregon Coast
#30 Reynolds High School
#31 & #32 Klammath Falls

2014 Tooth Taxi Adventures

2013 Tooth Taxi Adventures

2012 Tooth Taxi Adventures


We Believe Every Child Deserves Quality Dental Care

We advocate for increased funding for children's dental treatment and education. We support community water fluoridation, a proven and safe way to reduce cavities, and we encourage volunteerism in the dental community.

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