#7 Woodburn and the Capitol Dental Day
February 17, 2015 by Carrie Peterson
This week the Tooth Taxi split our time between Valor Middle School in Woodburn and the ODA Dental Day at the Capitol building in Salem. We happened to be in Salem on the same day that Governor Brown was being sworn in, so we lost our spot next to the Capitol steps and quickly had to come up with plan B. We decided to join the press across the street and after some expert driving skills by our assistant, Catherine Johnson, we were able to squeeze The Tooth Taxi into place and get set up.

Jodi Loper with the Salem Boys and Girls Club was able to identify and transport local children who had immediate dental needs and no insurance or other resources for care. We are so appreciative of this partnership and all of the hard work Jodi puts in to making this day a success.

We also had Dr. Joni Young and her assistant Savanna with us to help provide dental services. As president elect for the Oregon Dental Association, Dr. Young was also busy discussing oral health with legislators and fellow dentists inside the Capitol building.

After an exciting and productive day in Salem we moved The Tooth Taxi back to Valor Middle School in Woodburn to continue treatment on our patients there. Here Dr. Carneiro was able to restore two canines with facial decay on a student, not only improving the overall health of these teeth but also boosting this patient's self-esteem.

Dr. Joni Young
Savanna Yuzko

Dr. Weston Heringer
Koin 6 news
Marlene Richardson
KPTV Channel 12 news
Connor McNulty, Executive Director ODA
Dr. Greg Jones
Dr. Dan Saucy
Stephen Erwin
Dr. Phillip Marucha, OHSU Dean of Dental School
Paul Vanderwal
Bridgett Phillips
Tyrel Mortenson
Noelle George RDH
Dr. Jed Taucher
Travis Davis
Dr. Kurt Ferre
Jodi Loper, Salem Boys and Girls Club
Josie Whisnant
Dr. Jill Price
Sabrina Hance, Marion/Polk County Dental Society
Nelson Morales, OHSU Dental Student
Chris Fanger, OHSU Dental Student
Martin Lindner, OHSU Dental Student

ODA Dental Day in Salem February 18, 2015
•  91% of students screened needed treatment
•  11 appointments on the van
•  $4,696 in free dental services provided

Woodburn, Valor Middle School Feb.17, Feb. 19-20, 2015
•  23 children screened, 39% of students screened needed treatment
•  19 appointments on the van
•  $9,671 in free dental services provided

Tooth Taxi September 2008-February 20th 2015
•  16,125 students screened
•  16,667 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
•  8,324 appointments in the van
•  $4,667,849 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

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2012 Tooth Taxi Adventures


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