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Mobile Dental: New Van Arrives

by Tyler Graf | Apr 21, 2015

With its tooth-white sheen still glimmering even after a long road journey from Texas, the newest mobile dental clinic recently arrived at Medical Teams International's headquarters. 

The addition of the fully outfitted mobile home means that MTI's fleet of dental clinics has reached 11. Right now, the van looks like a blank slate; but soon it will be wrapped in bright red and turned loose on the roads, where it will ferry volunteer dental workers to locations throughout Washington and serve the state's most vulnerable populations.

Weighing in at more than 24,000 pounds and reaching 40 feet in length, the clinic is MTI’s largest. It’s also the most modern.

The inside of the van is decked out with state-of-the-art equipment, which will help MTI serve thousands of in-need patients – people who can’t afford or don’t have access to dental care, who are hurting because of chronic pain. Thank you for your support growing the Mobile Dental Program to be able to reach the largest number of people in the community.

Check out some of these photos of your support manifested.

Mobile Dental Clinic MTI HQ
The Mobile Dental clinic in MTI's parking lot on April 21.

Mobile Dental clinic MTI HQ 2
Have a seat! A look at one of the clinic's two chairs.

Mobile Dental clinic MTI HQ 3
‚ÄčThe Mobile Dental Program serves more than 18,000 people in Oregon and Washington every year.