Apple Tree Dental Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Little Falls Center for Dental Health on March 21st, 2023

March 6, 2023

Apple Tree Dental is welcoming the community to attend the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Little Falls Center for Dental Health!

Join us on March 21st, 2023, at noon for a celebratory event!  Speakers and the ribbon cutting begin at 12:30, with tours of the new clinic at 1:00 pm.  Featuring remarks from Apple Tree's CEO, Dr. Michael Helgeson, Board member Diane Thorson, and funders of the Little Falls Center.

Special thanks to the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, the Otto Bremer Trust, and South Country Health Alliance for major funding and support.

From the press release:

Apple Tree Dental is pleased to announce the Grand Opening Event for the new Little Falls Center for Dental Health, located within CHI St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, Minnesota.  The Grand Opening will take place on Tuesday, March 21, starting at noon, and will feature speakers, a ribbon cutting, and tours of the clinic. The community is invited to attend the event at 808 3rd Street SE, Little Falls, MN 56345 in the Franciscan and Lindberg conference rooms.

Apple Tree Dental, which was co-founded in 1985 by Michael Helgeson, DDS, and three colleagues, first opened the Little Falls Center for Dental Health as an outreach clinic using customized dental equipment on wheels.  Apple Tree's mobile dental offices were designed to be brought to outreach locations, including nursing homes, assisted living centers, and Head Start centers, to be used for on-site care by the organization’s specialized clinicians.  The Little Falls Center was launched  in 2016, and over the next few years plans to build a permanent new clinic were underway.  The COVID-19 pandemic put fundraising efforts and construction plans on hold, but with generous funding from the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, the Otto Bremer Trust, and the South Country Health Alliance, a beautiful new permanent clinic has been built.  Additional support has been provided by A-dec, Central Lakes College, CHI St. Gabriel’s Hospital, the Minnesota Dental Foundation, the Minnesota Department of Health, Morrison County, Morrison County Public Health, the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, Patterson Dental, Primus Dental, and Sourcewell.

Read the rest of the press release.

Hear from our staff and see a facility tour in the video below!

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