The Dental Foundation of Oregon
We are dedicated to advancing oral health education, providing charitable care, and coordinating resources for Oregon's children and vulnerable communities.
Bottom Line for Portland
The Portland Metro Area is designated a dental provider shortage area for low-income, homeless, and migrant populations. The Tooth Taxi remains an ESSENTIAL health provider and addresses the consequences of childhood poverty overall having still managed to serve more than31,000 children and underserved members of the Portland metro area during 2021. The greatest risk factor for childhood tooth decay remains poverty. Dental healthcare is essential healthcare, but it's frequently treated like a luxury. The difference between a routine cleaning versus caring for a mouth full of decay is 3-6 hours, multiple appointments, and thousands-of-dollars-worth of care. When children don't receive routine dental care, they are at increased risk for gum disease, permanent tooth loss, and bacterial strains of diseases like pneumonia. They also may suffer from sleep loss, speech impediments, and school absenteeism.
“We are so thankful for all that you did for our children and to help them conquer their dental fears. They thought your dentists was very cool." ~ grateful mom
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Dental Foundation of Oregon commits itself to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion which is central to the delivery of our mission to advance oral health education, provide charitable care, and coordinate resources for Oregon’s children and vulnerable communities.
Every donor will automatically be entered into our raffle for a $1,000 gift card to Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa. Drawing will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Winner will be notified by phone and email.
The Oregon Dental Association is dedicated to advancing the dental profession and promoting the highest standard of oral health and oral healthcare.
MODA Health distinguish themselves through service excellence and by providing value through insurance and business solutions and access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.