School Mobile Dental Units Subject Of New Bill

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Longtime readers of my blog will remember when I spent a full year railing against the potential problems of mobile health vans at Flagstaff schools. FUSD board members and North Country Healthcare employees were a bit irritated at my constant questions and went out of their way to assure me and the public that parental permission would be secured before any child was treated.  Turns out, their idea of permission was a blanket permission slip filled out for each child at the beginning of the school year.

Now it seems others are realizing that there is a problem with mobile health and in particular  mobile dental units. State Rep. Doris Goodale of Kingman has proposed a bill (HB2426) which would guarantee parental notification for  “irreversible” procedures such as root canals or crowns.

The fact that they need a bill to address this problem only validates the concerns I had in all of my articles protesting the mobile health van at FUSD schools. Verified permission should already be common policy for districts and should be required for more than just dental work.

For further reading see:

Capital Grant Approved For Mobile Health Van At FUSD

Will A Mobile Health Van Lead To More Behavioral Drugs?

FUSD Votes To Seek Grant For Mobile Health Van

FUSD Considers School Based Mobile Health Unit

The Big Business Of Obesity

The DSM-V Says Your Kids Have A Behavioral Problem


  1. carl
    February 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

    they best not touch my child

  2. September 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    I-Don’t-Know-Why-I-Have-This-Card Pile: When you look
    at a card and you have no idea why you have it
    and you can’t remember the face beehind the
    card, it’s time to dump it in the recycle bin. For that reason, zinc free denture adhesives
    have increased in popularity. My suggestion is you stop looking past where you are now.

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