Care Mobile brings smiles to family (Video)

Matthue Mergenthaler

Nine-year-old Matthue Mergenthaler has his teeth looked at in the Care Mobile

For the Moody family of seven kids, going to the dentist is not always easy. So when they were able to visit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, between all of them, they were able to get five fillings. Plus, one tooth was pulled.

Nick Moody says, “In this economy, it’s so expensive to go to a dentist but the Care Mobile didn’t cost us anything and I think that’s amazing in itself, considering the generosity of all the companies participating in this.”

The Care Mobile is a state of the art dentist’s office on wheels that is delivering oral health care to children throughout western North Dakota. Every week, it treats about 75 kids who couldn’t otherwise afford to see a dentist.

The Care Mobile is sponsored by Basin Electric, Slope Electric, KEM Electric, Roughrider Electric and Verendrye Electric.

To learn more about the Care Mobile, take a look at some past stories:

Electric Co-op Today, Jan. 17, 2012: Co-ops, Ronald McDonald House celebrate Care Mobile

Basin Update, Jan. 27, 2012: Co-ops bring children dental care

Basin Today, Mar/Apr 2012: Co-ops help deliver hope on wheels

To hear the Moody family talk about their experience inside the Care Mobile, watch the video.

Watch this video, shown during Basin Electric’s 2012 annual meeting, to hear from the dentists, starting at 1:04 in.

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