Provide Critical Dental Services to Oregon's Youth



Virginia Garcia offers comprehensive dental care to children, both insured and uninsured, with the goal of establishing a dental home for all children seen in our medical clinic.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Virginia Garcia operates one of the only dental clinics in Washington and Yamhill counties targeting low-income and uninsured patients-especially children. Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease in the United States, affecting five times more children than those with asthma, and disproportionately affecting low-income children and families. 1 in 3 of Oregon's school children have untreated tooth decay, and every day, nearly 1 in 20 are in need of urgent care due to pain or infection.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our goal is to establish a dental health care home for all children seen in our medical clinics, to provide dental health education to children and families through outreach services and to improve the oral and overall health of our community.

Potential Long Term Impact

Tooth decay is preventable & treatable, but only if people have access to affordable dental services. Therefore, Virginia Garcia will provide 6,000 children this year with the treatment, education and supplies they need to maintain their oral health.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $45

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $45 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Olivia MacKenzie

Cornelius, OR United States

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