The tooth Bus

Photo ©Rick Sheremeta

About the Tooth Bus

The Tooth Bus is a free mobile dental clinic that serves the critical need for dental care in underserved Native American populations. For too long, members of these communities have faced limited access to essential dental care, which has led to widespread dental problems and overall poor health outcomes.

Our team of dedicated dental professionals, along with our state-of-the-art dental equipment, travels to Native American communities across the country to provide much-needed dental services. From routine cleanings and fillings to more complex procedures, our goal is to ensure that everyone has access to quality dental care, regardless of their financial situation.

But we can’t do this work alone. We rely on the support of generous donors like you to help us continue providing these critical services to underserved communities. Your donation will go directly towards funding the Tooth Bus, including supplies, equipment, and staffing.

Your contribution will make a real difference in the lives of countless Native Americans who are in desperate need of dental care. With your help, we can ensure that they receive the care they need to lead healthy and happy lives.

Please consider making a donation today. Together, we can make a difference and help improve the overall health and well-being of Native American communities. Thank you for your support!

Tooth Bus Budget

Initial cost (per bus, many needed)

  • Vehicle – 300,000
  • Instruments, startup disposables – 12,000
  • Computer, software – 6000

total $318,000


  • Dentist – 300,000
  • Dental Assistants (2) – 70,000
  • Hygienist/Driver – 40,000
  • Accounting, admin – 45,000
  • Dental equipment repairs/replacements – 3000
  • Tooth Bus insurance/maintenance 6000
  • Hotels per diem $120 x 300 = 144,000
  • Disposables – 26,400
  • Office supplies – 3600
  • Fuel – 1200
  • Phone service – 2400

total 333,600

Year one need = 651,600 (per bus)