Sunday, January 27, 2008

Saturday Dental for Kids

Dr. Raza from the 1,000 Oaks Children’s Dental Group volunteers at our Dental Clinic one Saturday each month. Dr. Raza has a calm manner which is well received by the children he provides care for. Yesterday morning he treated six children for a variety of dental concerns and the kids and their families appreciated his care. Here is a picture of Dr Raza being assisted by our Dental Clinic Administrator Olga Laflitto.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Today Dr Dividio and Dr Cheng volunteered at our Dental Clinic. Dr Cheng performed a root canal on one patient and an extraction on another. Meanwhile Dr Dividio pulled 15 teeth on various patients, twelve on a 51 year old male.

In the next few weeks in conjunction with the Dental Technologies Lab next door, we will be fitting this gentlemen with some new teeth. We will post his progress on the blog.

Here is a photo of Dr Cheng work on one of his patients.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Board Retreat

On Friday January 18th and Saturday January 19th the Board of Directors of the Free Clinic held their annual retreat. The retreat was facilitated by Doug Green at the historic Pierpont Inn in Ventura. The retreat this year was focused on the upcoming sabbatical and the steps necessary to insure the smooth operation of the Free Clinic during Fred’s absence. One of the highlights of the weekend was dinner on Friday night when members of the Board and their families got relax and have some fun.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Instant lab Results

Beginning today we can instantly access lab test results online. Quest Diagnostics who provides the lab work for the Free Clinic has implemented a program where the nurse at the Free Clinic can obtain results for lab tests preformed on Free Clinic patients by logging in to Quest’s patient database. Previously, when a patient returned for a follow-up examination, if the results were not back yet from the lab, our nurse would have to call the lab and have them Fax over the results. Sometimes this would take time, especially if the lab was busy. Now the nurse just logs in and prints the lab report on our own printer.