I want to help a child with an initial exam, x-ray, cleaning and flouride treatment!
The January 13-14, 2012 ToothMobile visit to San Juan Island brought $13,706 in dental treatment to 28 individuals, performed by volunteer dental professionals. It costs Fish for Teeth about $2200 to bring the ToothMobile to the San Juan Islands for two days, which covers the cost of the van, overnight stay for the van driver and the cost of the ferry.
Once initial exam is complete a treatment plan may be necessary. Child will be referred to the dental van, if available. Some donors consider adopting the mouth for regularly scheduled cleanings. Please read more below regarding our adopt-a-mouth program for more information.
When you "adopt-a-mouth" the full amount of your donation passes through our bank account and pays the dentist directly for his or her services. We want you to feel each child is part of your family, adding one more mouth to your family's dental cleaning schedule. You can stick with the cleanings or help with any other needs that pop up. The ToothMobile may be able to supplement once a positive routine is established. Starting kids early in the habit of regular visits to the dentist prevents anxiety and builds life-long dental health. What a gift to be able to share with someone! We keep a list of kids who don't have access to regular check-ups. Let us know if this is a good fit for you by filling out the form below.
You will not get a call from Fish for Teeth, asking you to donate. We leave this entirely up to you, via our website or in person when the ToothMobile is here. If you would like to contribute in a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, please >click here< and we will contact you in person to set up, or simply talk about, a scheduled tax-deductible donation.
Please donate to this cause or fill out the form below if you can offer a motel suite, B&B accommodation, private guest house, or are willing to open your home to these caring individuals. Ellen drives the ToothMobile so in-town accommodations help her enjoy her time in Friday Harbor. Thank you so much for your consideration!
Quotes from the applicants:
"The upper molar has been cracked for two years. Sometimes it swells and hurts (a lot). I take aspirin."
"Root canals & crowns! or just pull my back molars. Severe pain!"
"Sometimes when I bite down hard it hurts."
"Teeth ache on and off for several years." (teeth last cleaned 15 years ago) but visited dentist five years ago for a bad tooth ache and had tooth removed--no options offered.