Once inside, we were amazed at how it looked just like an actual dentist office - maybe even a bit better looking than some I've seen..... They do more than just an exam here - they can do a full cleaning, x-rays, and even some minor dental work for those that need it. If it's major work that needs to be done they will refer the patient out to a children's specialist. Many of the patients seen here have not seen a dentist in a very long time; and some not at all. Lack of dental care has a profound impact on not only the patient, but the community as well. It can lead to lower educational attainment, reduced family income, lost worker productivity, and a strained national and world economy.
A big thank you to the Ronald McDonald Charities, John Muir Health & Chris for taking time out of their busy schedules to talk to us a bit about the amazing work they continue to do everyday with the Ronald McDonald Mobile Dental Care Unit.....it's like a dentist on an 18 wheeler!