In 2008 we provided oral health assesments for 9,143 children within the SanGabrielValley Zone 1 – Headed by Drs. John Khalaf, Zone 1 Director and Dr. Ashish Vashi Zone 1 covers the cities of: Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino and South Pasadena. 15 Member volunteers with the assistance from “Healthy Families” in Pasadena, screened 1,528 children at 20 schools. Member Volunteers were Drs. Rabidi, Al Malouf, Michael Ly, John Khalaf, Michael Yung, Iris Paiso, Kathleen Lucas, Ashish Vashi, Leslie Carpenter and Tina Siu. Zone 2 – Headed by Dr. Irvin Kaw, Zone 2 Director Zone 2 covers the cities of: Alhambra, E. Los Angeles, El Sereno, Montebello, Monterey Park and Pico Rivera. The number of children screened in the Garvey District this year was 654. There were 239 with visible decay, and 123 who needed urgent care. Assisting our volunteer dentists were nurse practitioners, coordinators and administrative assistants. Members who volunteered their time and talents were Drs. Lester Rodriguez, Jieru Pan, Melvin Kum, (Member of SFVDS), Keun Lee, (Member of OCDS), Steve Placideo, Kyaw Moe, Augn Myo Thant, Khin Aye Si, (Member of TCDS), Marh Moya, Kyle Wong, Tran and Teresa Lau. Dr. Bruce Schutte of Covina is doing the examination. Dr. Elton Chatfield of the Kiwanis Club of Covina South Hills is doing the recording. 12 SGVDS FILLING YOU IN SUMMER ’08 Zone 3 – Headed by Dr. Vickie Greenberg, Chair, Community Health Committee The cities comprising this zone are: Hacienda Heights, Industry, La Puente, Rowland Heights, Valinda and Whittier. Out of a total of 3,962 assessments, 370 children were screened at the Bassett School District with supervising dentist, Dr. Allison Sung and Judy Mason, Head Nurse in charge. 2,171 children from the Rowland Heights School District received screenings under the supervision of Dr. Lester Lim and Cindy Rose Escamilla. Of the 3,962 health assessments, 1,212 were provided Kinder age children and 959 other grades. In addition, 1,421 children were screened in the area schools served by the SGV Foundation for Dental Health Clinic. The assessments in this zone were provided by Drs. Siu, Rick Garcia, Duong, Baek, Beeman, Duong, Hsu, Baek, Rubin, Pak, Sudick, Bahn, Debora and Duong. Dr. Repel Apo of West Covina is doing the dental exam. A dental assisting student from the Citrus College Dental Assisting School is the recorder. ® Dr. Saeda Basta is the examiner. Mrs. Jan Anderson of the Kiwanis Club of Covina South Hills is doing the recording.
Zone 4 – Headed by Dr. Donna Arase, Zone 4 Director The cities comprising this zone are: Arcadia, Bradbury, Duarte, El Monte Monrovia, Rosemead, SanGabriel, Sierra Madre, South El Monte and Temple City. The Society members who screened 1,251 children in this zone were Drs. Lata Beri, Leshin Chen, Eddie So, Donna Arase, Sally Esquivel, Sumalee Sanguasak, Eugh Shibasaki, Kanoknuch Shiflett, Roger Joe, Mark Wong, Dennis De Mesa and Elizabeth Lopez, RDH. Zone 5 – Headed by Drs. Saeda Basta and Michael Tanaka The cities comprising this zone are: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Glendora, Irwindale and West Covina.Volunteers who comprised of SGVDS dentists, health services nurses and staff of 3 school districts, DA students from Citrus College DA Program and members of the South Hills Kiwanis Club conducted oral health assessments for a total of 1,748 children over an 11 day period in the months of February and March. Oral health education was also provided the children. In 26 schools within 3 school districts, of the 1,147 Kinders screened, 395 had visible caries, and 162 were deemed urgent. Of the 601 Third Graders screened, 232 had visible caries, and 115 were deemed urgent. Participating Member Volunteers were Drs. Garibaldi, Smith, Fujioka, Esquivel, Maldonado, Apo. Alfaro, Payne, Shiflett, Donnelly, Wong and Hsieh, Bruce Schutte, Ron Fujioka, Rick Cohrs, Kiran Trivedi and Dr. Rabadi. Dr. George Hsieh is the examiner. Mrs. Carol Scanlan of the Kiwanis Club of Covina South Hills is doing the recording. Dr. Vance Okamoto is the examiner. Mrs. Margaret Chatfield of the Kiwanis Club of Covina South Hills is doing the recording Toothbrush demonstration. Continued on page 14 SGVDS FILLING YOU IN SUMMER ’08 13