Gold Country Rotarian Dr. Dan Mertz and President Lynne Tinel met with Suzanne Flint, Principal at Rock Creek Elementary School on Friday Dec. 12 to discuss the Gold Country Rotary Dental Health & Education Program - a program that would not exist without the tremendous generosity of Dr. Mertz.

   Dr. Mertz and his staff provide free dental care for a couple of hours 2-3 Thursdays a month for 2nd grade students who, for various reasons, do not receive regular dental care. Gold Country Rotarians escort the children to and from the school and dental office. About eight students have received complete dental care thus far.

   In addition to meeting with the Principal, our favorite dentist conducted screenings to prioritize the order in which the students need to be seen. Dr. Mertz makes dentistry for these young children such a good experience, they protested when recess arrived because they wanted to see the dentist instead!Image