Last week saw the completion of the sixth annual Barron Dental Clinic, sponsored by Friends of Barron. The usual suspects showed up (the dentists, I mean) and they all worked their buns (and knees) off for four solid days. We treated a whopping 93% of the school aged children and their 4,845 teeth with the following results. The percentages indicate the number of kids that are cavity-free. The colors indicate the year of treatment, blue being this year.
The percentage increase in cavity-free smiles is huge. This tells me a few things:
- The kids aren’t afraid of the dentist.
- They actually have learned how to care for their teeth in less than optimum circumstances.
- That our dentists are the best.
Please join me in thanking this remarkable group of humanitarians. Thanks must also go out to those EDM folks who allowed the group to use their condos that week. You are all so very special!!