|December 7, 2012 By Mary Daly
Our first visit to the Warrenton-Hammond School District took us to the Warrenton Grade School, a K-8 school. One way this district put the word out was posting it on their website:
The Tooth Taxi, a fully equipped dental office of wheels, will be coming December 3-7, 2012, for students grades K-12. This program offers FREE dental services, including cleanings, preventive services, fillings and oral health education to children who qualify. To apply, complete and return the Information/Permission Slip, which can be found here or at the grade school and high school offices.
The article on their website had over 200 reads!
School nurses, Chris and Kathy were extremely well organized our first day allowing for smooth operations the rest of the week. Chris willingly escorted students from the local high school to the Tooth Taxi and back.
The Columbia Press visited for stories and photo, look for the print version in archive after December 14, 2012.
From the kid gallery:
Explaining his prior visit to the dentist one student told Dr. Moffitt, "My teeth were taken out because they were moldy."
47% of students screened needed treatment
53% needed no treatment.
Warrenton, Warrenton Grade School, December 3-7, 2012
68 students screened
0 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
30 appointments in the van
$12,676 value of free dental services provided.
Tooth Taxi, September 4, 2008 – December 7, 2012
12,729 students screened
12,334 students received oral hygiene education in the classroom
5,872 students treated in the van
$3,415,722 value of free dental services provided