The Dental Foundation of Oregon is dedicated to advancing oral health education, providing charitable care and coordinating resources for Oregon’s children and vulnerable communities.
Bottom Line for Portland
The Tooth Taxi is a pediatric, mobile clinic that provides comprehensive dental services to more than 2,000 low-income and uninsured children each year (more than one-quarter of whom live in the Portland metro area). Oral hygiene education is provided to more than 1,800 children.
“It’s a known fact that healthy kids learn better. Oral health is a key to overall health. By providing direct dental services to students, the Tooth Taxi promotes the connection between health and education.”
—Holly Spruance, executive director, OEA Choice Trust