#30 Reynolds High School, Troutdale
October 26 – 30, 2015 by Carrie Peterson

It’s difficult to believe that a teenager has never been to the dentist. During our trip to Reynolds High School in Troutdale we found just that, several kids who had never had dental care. Due to the diverse population here we encountered language barriers all week. For a few students this meant that for their first dental visit ever they needed to have a tooth extracted and couldn’t understand what we were telling them or ask questions. This was challenging for the team but they did a great job of working with the school, coordinating translators for the multiple languages spoken by our patients. The school support staff at Reynolds was extremely supportive and went out of their way to help make our visit successful.

With 63% of the students screened needing work we were grateful to have DFO Board Member and one of our most loyal volunteers Dr. Jan Peterson with us for two days during our visit.

Dr. Jan Peterson

Terri Johnson, School Nurse

48 students screened
36 appointments in the van
113 Sealants placed
26 cleanings
91 fillings
8 extractions
$34,367 value of free dental services provided

September 2008 - October 30, 2015
• 16,971 students screened
• 17,426 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
• 8,994 appointments in the van
• $5,101,486 value of free dental services provided
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#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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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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