|#27 Estacada SBHC
|October 5th - 9th, 2015 by Carrie Peterson
The Tooth Taxi was able to provide services to students from multiple schools in Estacada earlier this month. After we screened students in two elementary schools their amazing school nurse, Kelly Ferrara, did a fantastic job of getting students from each school to our location near the high school.
We had one student from the high school take advantage of the fact that we were so close. She knew she had cavities but transportation and finances had made it difficult for her to get to a dentist. Several of her teeth were becoming sensitive due to the untreated decay. She really wanted to get her cavities taken care of and made the commitment to come in before school three mornings in a row to get her work completed. The team was able to provide her with a cleaning, two sealants and eleven fillings. That’s just shy of $3,000 worth of free dental services she was able to receive.
This trip also put the Tooth Taxi over the $5,000,000 million dollar mark for the value of free dental services provided to students since its inception in September 2008. So, to our current staff who are the boots on the ground every week, to past staff who helped lay the foundation, to school nurses, secretaries and principals, to all of the volunteers that so graciously share their time and talent with us and to the organizations that continue to support the Tooth Taxi, THANK YOU! The level of care we are able to provide would not be possible without you.
65% of students screened needed treatment
24 students screened
192 students received oral hygiene presentations in their classroom
34 appointments in the van
$19,637 value of free dental services provided
September 2008- October 9th 2015
• 16,817 students screened
• 17,210 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
• 8,847 appointments in the van
• $5,009,560 value of free dental services provided