|JUL, 30 2012 By MARY DALY
Joan Austin Elementary in Newberg was the site for the district's summer program headed by Jonathan Fost, district coordinator for ELL and migrant programs. Summer programs can often be challenging as attendance of students fluctuates daily, that combined with field trips keeps the Tooth Taxi staff super flexible but allows more appointments for those students who are in school each day often completing their treatment. We had help finding students, and with Spanish translations, from high school volunteer Giselle. Giselle is interested in dentistry as a career so this was a great opportunity for her to see some procedures first hand.
A teacher from Terrebonne Community School (where we'll visit in the fall) was in Newberg for classes at George Fox University and was helping out with the program at Joan Austin. See att. photo of Kathy Maroni, 2nd grade teacher, who is so excited that the Tooth Taxi will be visiting Terrebonne.
Summer school principal Jonathan Fost visited the Tooth Taxi and chatted with students receiving treatment.
34% of students screened needed treatment
66% needed no treatment.
Newberg, Joan Austin Elementary School, July 30 – Aug. 2, 2012
58 students screened
52 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
25 appointments in the van
$10,480 value of free dental services provided.
Newberg, Joan Austin Elementary School, Aug 6-9, 2012
5 students screened
29 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
18 appointments in the van
$5,257 value of free dental services provided.
Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – August 9, 2012
12.074 students screened
11,868 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
5,383 students treated in the van
$3,229,292 value of free dental services provided.