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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: The mission of Magic ToothBus (MTB), a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2017, is to provide accessible dental care and education to low income communities in San Francisco. We envision a world free of dental disease. Our values are centered on equity, accessibility, and the community. MTB works to carry out the mission by providing oral health presentations and workshops; outreach services such as assisting with oral health enrollment and providing resources for care; brushing and flossing demonstrations; and is in the process of commencing mobile oral health screenings and preventative services. MTB programs target all populations, including historically underserved and low-income children, families, and homeless populations in African American, Pacific Islander, Native American, and LatinX communities. Low-income and homeless communities are disproportionately plagued by dental disease due to systematic historical oppression. Our value in community-focus ensures that we have a holistic culturally competent approach to our services. Ultimately, we believe that dental health is a human right.

Results: To date, Magic ToothBus has helped over 2,500 families easily surpassing 3,000 people. We’ve done this through our partnerships with CBO’s and public schools. We also helped 90 low income families from the Wu Yee's Children's Services Home-based Program (Wu-Yee's Children Services). Wu-Yee's Children Services is a socialization group for low income families. Meetings take place at the local family center, meeting students and families where they mostly spend their time, and at a convenient location. Meetings teach students and families how to take care of their teeth and where to get dental care at the same time providing this information in various languages such as English, Spanish, and Cantonese. Magic ToothBus is a resource for teachers, parents and caregivers for oral health questions and concerns. Targeting young children and their families will establish a foundation for success in keeping the mouth healthy and clean. Magic ToothBus has a goal in developing a fun oral health curriculum that is easy to follow and accessible for low-income families.

Target demographics: low income children and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000 students and school staff

Geographic areas served: San Francisco

Programs: oral health education services and on site dental services.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is such a blessing to have this outstanding program in our community.
Magic Tooth Bus has great presenters . They are very knowledgeable and passionate and do such a great job. I also would like to acknowledge the hard work of the organization's co-founder, Ms. Mylene, who is a major contributor in promoting dental health at our school. Hoping to have them visit more often in the near future!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that does important work in bringing dental health to those who need it most. I've seen their impact up close from a friend and it's an organization I'm proud to support. Great team, great mission!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mylene from the Magic Tooth Bus runs an outstanding program! She is organized, very flexible, and professional. Mylene accommodated our teachers' tight schedules so all of our students can learn about dental care. My teachers had only great things to say about the Magic Tooth Bus Program and the children remembered the lesson and their MTB teachers.

On behalf of Gordon J. Lau ES staff and students, THANK YOU, Mylene and Magic Tooth Bus Staff! Hope you will come back soon!

~Gloria Choy

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Magic Tooth Bus staff are wonderful, knowledgeable, dedicated people who understand how important dental health is to a person's overall health. Their presentations are completely kid-friendly and their resources are so helpful to our community - we love them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The founders of Magic Tooth Bus are genuinely passionate about their mission. Tooth pain is no joke, and the Magic Tooth Bus team ensures to prevent our children from this pain by teaching the proper way of taking care of their tooths from early on. Thank you, Magic Tooth Bus team, for supporting healthy tooths with as little pain as possible and many smiles.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

This is an outstanding organization with a dedicated, compassionate and highly skilled staff. They are professional and grounded in all they do. It is a pleasure working and partnering with the MTB! My heart is filled with joy knowing they are serving our communities children, youth and families. They always have their vision set towards accessibility and culturally-based program curriculum innovation. I encourage everyone to support their amazing work.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was my pleasure to work with Magic Tooth Bus when I was an oral health central nurse at San Francisco Unified School District. They have provided oral health education in person, over Zoom, and their recorded videos (All levels PreK to High schools). In addition, they supported us school district nurses on care coordination when our students needed linkage in oral health care. Recently they have acquired a dental van to provide oral health care and our MOU has approved for selected schools. I've received many positive feedback from school sites.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a school district nurse with SFUSD and had the wonderful opportunity of connecting my elementary school students with MTB! They were so kind, accommodating, and understanding -- especially during the unpredictable COVID-19 times. They worked with teachers and classrooms over Zoom, and gave a fantastic lesson. I already have teachers asking me when they will be returning for a lesson! They also supplied oral health kits to a couple of classrooms. Happy to have connected with them. They are a joy to work with.

1 BVHP COHTF

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to Magic Tooth Bus for their support within our community! Their supportive staff members have assisted in the facilitation of dental health education workshops that are informative, lively, and well prepared. They continue to support us within our community task force program activities, aided with their passion for children and support for the health of all families in San Francisco. Their work continues to make an impact on all within the families we interact with both in and out of the classroom. Way to go!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a nonprofit in Chinatown and the Magic Toothbus was an incredible resource for our families! They came for a Zoom oral health workshop for our parents in Cantonese and even provided cute goody bags for all the kids. Mylene and Seraphine were so easy to work with and we could tell just how passionate they are in their work. Thank you for all that you do, Magic Toothbus!

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

The founders of Magic ToothBus reached out to SCORE five years ago to get this non-profit started. They have come a long way, and is now offering a much needed service to low-income children in San Francisco. There was a gap in the dental services available in the community then, and now the passion of these founders is now filling that gap. I am proud to be a proud supporter of Magic ToothBus.