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Apple Tree Accepts Distinguished Service Award from National Association
(Mounds View, MN; April 29, 2024) – Apple Tree Dental is pleased to announce that they received the Association for State & Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) 2024 M. Dean Perkins Distinguished Service Award. The M. Dean Perkins Distinguished Service Award honors organizations that provide outstanding contributions to dental public health. This honor was awarded to […]
May 7, 2024
Apple Tree's Rochester Center Gets Major Remodel Thanks to Generous Grants
(Rochester, MN; January 11, 2024) – Apple Tree Dental is proud to share the news of the remodel of the Rochester Center for Dental Health’s entire lower level and first floor patient services areas.  This remodeling project was accomplished in phases and completed in the fall of 2023 after several years of planning, fundraising, and […]
May 7, 2024
Apple Tree Dental Honored at UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!" Awards Ceremony
MINNEAPOLIS, October 18, 2023 ─ UCare held its 15th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event Thursday evening, September 21, at the Delta Hotels in northeast Minneapolis to recognize 21 clinics and care systems with top results in 2022 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures – including preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity […]
October 17, 2023
Apple Tree Dental Receives Minnesota DHS Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Award
Apple Tree Dental is proud to be one of the recipients of the 2023 Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Award. To celebrate the presentation of the award to Apple Tree leadership, DHS Commissioner Jodi Harpstead will visit Apple Tree Dental's Mounds View Center for Dental Health on October 25th. We […]
October 16, 2023
Apple Tree Dental Implements Flexible Staffing Model to Combat Clinician Shortages
(Hawley, MN; September 19, 2023) - Apple tree Dental is proud to announce the launch of a new flexible staffing model, an initiative that will help the nonprofit organization, and others like it, fill clinician gaps. Like other dental practices, Apple Tree has experienced the challenge of finding enough staff to meet the demand for […]
September 19, 2023
CareQuest Innovation Partners and MATTER Announce Industry-Leading Partners, Including Apple Tree Dental
Apple Tree is proud to announce our work with the SMILE Health 2023 program, alongside other industry-leading organizations in support of a more accessible, equitable, and integrated approach to systemic health!   See the formal announcement here.
August 9, 2023
'Minnesota Reformer' Reports on Dental Therapists at Apple Tree's Fergus Falls Center
Since Dental Therapists first joined Minnesota's dental workforce more than a decade ago, they have become an integral part of the dental team.  KFF's Christina Saint Louis reported on dental therapy in Minnesota, highlighting two dental therapists at Apple Tree's Fergus Falls Center for Dental Health.   Excerpt of the article: FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — All […]
June 8, 2023
Apple Tree Dental & Ready, Set, Smile, Featured in MinnPost article about dental disparities
MinnPost staff writer - and Race and Equity Fellow - Ava Kian reached out to Apple Tree Dental's CEO and co-founder, Dr. Michael Helgeson, last week for quotes about dental disparities in Minnesota, particularly amongst communities of color.  This week, Kian published her article with MinnPost highlighting the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota […]
May 24, 2023
Apple Tree Dental Joins Forces with ADT Dental and Ready, Set, Smile with Help from an Innovative Funding Model
(Mounds View, MN; May 18, 2023) - Apple Tree Dental is pleased to announce that the nonprofit organization has just finished the final steps to join forces with ADT Dental, a clinic located in Uptown Minneapolis, and with the nonprofit it helped found, called Ready, Set, Smile.  ADT Dental was founded by Adele Della Torre, […]
May 18, 2023
WATCH: Short Documentary Series Highlighting Dental Therapists in Minnesota
For the last year, Apple Tree Dental has been working closely with the Minnesota Dental Therapy Association on creating, from start to finish, a video project highlighting dental therapy in Minnesota over the last ten years. We are so pleased that these videos, funded by the PEW Charitable Trusts, are now completed and available for […]
March 15, 2023
Apple Tree Dental Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Little Falls Center for Dental Health on March 21st, 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 […]
March 6, 2023
Additional Resources for Seniors on Oral Health
Older adults are often at risk for mild to severe oral health problems.  A new webpage by Caring.com not only lays out some of the common problems and symptoms that seniors experience with their oral health, but also provides some dental hygiene tips. See the new webpage at Caring.com here. Examples of problems that seniors […]
January 18, 2023
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