Ronald McDonald visits county schools

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile visited the Mott/Regent school and the next week spent time at the New England school to provide dental care to “underserved children” in our school systems.

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Left to right: Dental Assistant Lynn Babcock and Dentist Christy Peterson.

Posted 12/6/12

Joyce Hinrichs

The Herald

The staff, Dentist Christy Peterson, Dental Hygienist Karey Eisenbarth, Dental Assistant Lynn Babcock and Intake Coordinator and driver, Roger Anderson, are part of the Care Mobile program, which is a new Ronald McDonald program that brings dental care to children in need.

The truck houses a complete dental office and offers all basic dental services including exams, x-rays, oral health cleaning, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings pulpotomies, simple extractions and health education and referrals. The program uses digital x-rays and electronic dental records.

This Care Mobile targets services and coordinating with schools with greater than 50 percent of their children on free-to-reduced fee school lunch programs, reservations and community health centers without dental clinics. Children who do not have a regular dentist and have not seen a dentist within the past two years are eligible for these services.

Schools may schedule a week at their school by contacting Kathy Keiser, Executive Director or Celeste Espeseth, Program Manager at rmcm@btinet.com or call 701-258-8551.

The visits were provided in cooperation with: Ronald McDonald House Charities® -Bismarck and Bridging the Dental Gap, Inc. The major donors were: • The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, Inc • Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives • Basin Electric Power Cooperative • Slope Electric Cooperative, Inc. • KEM Electric Cooperative, Inc • Roughrider Electric Cooperative and Otto Bremer Foundation.

 

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