|JUN, 26 2012 By MARY DALY
Woodburn schools are familiar with the Tooth Taxi as they are frequent recipients of our services during the school year and for their summer program. Summer programs always have a lot of fun activities and visitors – turtles from the Fish & Wildlife Department! With lots of help from high school students, office secretaries and summer program lead teacher, Ronda Johnson, we had a productive week plus a mid-week break to celebrate 4th of July. As one young boy asked: "Are you going to see the bombs?" (fireworks) Dr. Josh Moffitt helped out in Woodburn. Dr. Moffitt will be joining the Tooth Taxi team full-time at the end of July.
A visit from Woodburn Independent (no online feature)
Woodburn Photo Gallery:
From the kid gallery:
"Smells dentistry in here."
"Do I have to brush my lips?"
"When you die do your teeth die?"
Realities from the road:
One young girl who has very long hair said she is cutting it in August for kids with cancer.
28% of students screened needed treatment
72% needed no treatment.
Woodburn, Nellie Muir Elementary, June 27 – July 5, 2012
64 students screened
129 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
29 appointments in the van
$16,601 value of free dental services provided.
Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – July 5, 2012
11,853 students screened
11,589 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
5,267 students treated in the van
$3,175.596 value of free dental services provided.