Life and Times of the Sharp Family

1000 Days of Thankful...and Counting


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day 783 -- Mobile Dental Clinic

A week or so ago, we got a flyer in Breslin's school folder advertising a mobile dental clinic that would be visiting Warner.  Essentially, it was like bringing the dentist to school.  You fill out the form, listing your insurance information, and the employees call your student out of class to do a check-up right there at the school.  Genius.

Going to the dentist is something that Colby and I struggle with.  To be able to schedule an appointment for the kids and get them there would require calling a substitute, using a sick day, and having a very unhappy child.   The mobile dental clinic would take care of at least two of those three problems.

Breslin went to the mobile dentist today.  He got to see pictures of his teeth, talked to the hygienist about how to brush and floss, and even scored a new toothbrush.

Unfortunately, however, he was also told that he had a cavity.  On his dental report card, he had listed one cavity that will have to be taken care of at a follow up appointment.

While it is undoubtedly and decidedly a bummer that Breslin has a cavity, I am so thankful that we were able to take advantage of this mobile dental clinic.  Who knows how long we would have gone without knowing about the cavity if it weren't for his visit today?  I am grateful that it was so convenient to be able to take care of his appointment and to learn about what we need to do to keep his teeth healthy.  Now we can take care of the cavity and use this program to keep more regular tabs on Breslin's teeth.

Thank God for the Mobile Dental Clinic!

Lord, thank you for making it possible for Breslin to see the dentist in such a convenient way today.  Please help us to use this opportunity to take care of Breslin's teeth now and in the future.  In your name I pray, Amen.


A mobile dental clinic would be so great for my community! There are several senior citizens that retire here. It's hard for them to get to medical appointments, usually they have to be driven by someone else. Considering how much we all love when things we need come to us, this could be really cool for smaller towns especially. The van can travel around and take care of all patients in that area within a few days. Makes sense for rural areas.