#4 Portland Centennial Middle School
January 27, 2014 by Mary Daly

On the Tooth Taxi's first visit to Centennial Middle School we experienced those bitter cold East Multnomah County winds!  Centennial school nurse, Sarah Lussman, learned about the Tooth Taxi last spring at the Oregon School Nurses Conference where she wasted no time submitting a request for her students. Assistant Principal, Dan Tuinstra, helped get us parked and plugged in and then on our last day rounded up all the students we screened and treated for a thank you photo op.  This school has over 1,000 students and each morning and afternoon the Tooth Taxi was swarmed by school buses. This visit moved our cumulative value of donated dental services over the four million dollar mark.

Frequent volunteers Dr. Michelle Stafford and assistant Savina Rosales

Dr. Richardson's granddaughter, Sophie Vawter, who attends Centennial Middle School
Debi Hawkins daughter Sara Lowry and grandchildren, Ethan and Olivia Lowry
Kathleen Klemann, RDH from FamilyCare Inc.
Several teachers from the school visited as well as Dean of Students, Sonia Nelson, and Assistant Principal, Dan Tuinstra. All are "thankful for what we do for their kids."

Gresham Outlook (with some great quotes from one of our patients):

Other notes:
36% of students screened needed treatment
64% needed no treatment.

Portland, Centennial Middle School, January 27-28, 2014
•  22 students screened
•  0 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  13 appointments in the van
•  $8,564 value of free dental services provided.

Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – January 28, 2014
•  14,225 students screened
•  14,351 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  7,076 students treated in the van
•  $4,004,868 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

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