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Tue November 12, 2013
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Hear Here: Dr. Pamela Alston treats East Oakland's teeth

Dr. Pamela Alston // Oakland Public Library, Cesar Chavez Branch
Erica Mu

Pamela Alston was raised in Emeryville along with her eight brothers and sisters. She noticed something particular about the place where she was growing up.

“In my neighborhood, it seems to me the most prevalent health problem was bad teeth. Missing teeth, rotten teeth. And I felt like if there was anything I could do help my community, it would be to treat their teeth,” Alston says.

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