This is a pretty amazing thing and possibly the polar opposite of the Who’s Your Daddy paternity trucks in New York City. The Columbia University Mobile Dental Center is a large bus/winnebago that services the community of Northern Manhattan and the Bronx. The vehicle is painted in the Columbia blue and when we took the photo, the driver gave us a huge toothy grin. The center has two fully equipped dental operatories and is staffed with a dentist, a pediatric resident, dental hygienist, and dental assistant.
It runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm, traveling to over 82 day care centers, school areas, and Head Start Centers providing children 3 to 5 years of comprehensive dental care and follow-ups.