>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

La Grande Observer 11/28/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow MOBILE DENTIST, BRIGHTER SMILES

Print

MOBILE DENTIST, BRIGHTER SMILES

Dentist Cynthia Morris, left, with dental hygienist Meg Moore, work their magic on Jordan Meyer, 8, of La GrandeFriday afternoon.   (The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK).
Dentist Cynthia Morris, left, with dental hygienist Meg Moore, work their magic on Jordan Meyer, 8, of La GrandeFriday afternoon. (The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK).

Its been said before: One person can make a difference.

Darla Thompson is one person who is making a difference in childrens dental care, says Nancy Findholt, director of the Health Network for Rural Schools.

Thompson, a hygienist in Dr. Jim McMahans La Grande office, organized a visit from a mobile dental office, owned by Northwest Medical Teams, and she recruited La Grande dentists and hygienists to operate the office. Earlier this week, the dental van spent several hours at each rural elementary school.

Shes really been the leader, Findholt said about Thompson. This past year, she found out about the Northwest Medical Teams, and on her own, shes set this up.

The volunteer dental treatment program ended Friday with

Dr. Cindy Morris treating children at Island City Elementary

School.

Thompson even recruited a National Guard dentist, Dr. Cam Little, who came from Salem to spend Tuesday and Wednesday with children from Cove and Union. Drs. Sean Benson and Pat Nearing of La Grande worked with Elgin and Imbler schools, and Dr. Joel Binder of Baker City visited North Powder.

Dental screenings of children in rural schools began in 1998, the second year of the health network. At times, some La Grande dentists have set special days to provide low-cost or no-cost dental treatment for children whose teeth were in poor condition, but this is the first year the dental van has come to Union County.

Its been a collaborative effort of the health network and the local dentists, Findholt said.

To receive treatment, the children must meet the criteria set by the Northwest Medical Teams, Findholt said. The dentists try to treat children without dental insurance and ones who have the most severe problems.

Alice Perry Linker

Print

blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

price of windows 7 home premium cheapest publisher upgrade buy microsoft powerpoint 2007 product key
  • purchase outlook 2007 buy omnipage 17 uk buy microsoft office
  • buy microsoft office 2007 small business license windows 7 ultimate oem license buy ms money
    buy adobe creative suite 6 design & web premium buy bento 3 buy corel paint shop pro x2 ultimate
    cheap kamagra oral jelly 
    canadian cialis no prescription 
    vardenafil reviews 
  • indian viagra cost where to buy viagra in new zealand cheapest sildenafil citrate
  • http://pufr-editions.fr/?page=543194&pi=... buy acrobat xi pro http://pufr-editions.fr/?page=516443&pi=...
    buying indesign uk 
    best price quicken 2010 deluxe 
    buy cs4 mac