Cooperatives support a new dentist’s office on wheels

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will help take care of dental problems for low-income children in western North Dakota. It is a dentist’s office on wheels. It arrived in Bismarck Jan. 4, and will be ready to treat children by February.

When children suffer from dental problems, their trouble isn’t limited to their teeth. Studies show that even minor dental problems can cause children to do worse in school and end up with large emergency room bills when left untreated.

The Ronald McDonald House identifies the schools in greatest need by using the North Dakota Public Schools System free/reduced lunch program statistics. This identifies the percentage of low-income students as candidates for this dental service.

Basin Electric, along with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives® Roughrider Electric, Slope Electric and KEM Electric, has sponsored the Care Mobile.

An official launch and donor reception is scheduled for Jan. 26. We hope to bring you more on the Care Mobile then!

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