Community Collaborations

North Metro Pediatrics

Apple Tree Dental partners with North Metro Pediatrics to provide on-site dental services!

This means children in the North Metro can combine their Well visits with preventive and/or restorative dental care. This integrated care model reduces travel time, the amount of time a parent is away from work, and the amount of time a child is away from school. Through this partnership Apple Tree provides on-site comprehensive dental services at North Metro Peds, including exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, and extractions. (More advanced dental services can be scheduled at one of our nearby Apple Tree Dental Centers.)

Find upcoming North Metro Peds dental visit dates at or call (763) 783-3722 to schedule an appointment for your child at North Metro Pediatrics, located at 10081 Dogwood St. N.W., Ste. 100, Coon Rapids, MN 55448.

Want to learn more about North Metro Pediatrics and how Apple Tree Dental partners with them to provide services? Watch the video below:

Services that may be offered on-site at our Community Partner locations:

 Comprehensive Exams

Comprehensive dental exam. Remember that dental exams should begin for children as soon as they have their first tooth! We examine the teeth and check for cavities or areas showing abnormal wear. We often take digital x-rays, which allow us to see the areas in-between or under the teeth. At these exams, a head and neck cancer screening is conducted, and we check for oral cancers or ulcers on the gums, tongue, or lips.

Dental Sealants
We recommend most of our patients have their teeth cleaned every six months. However, for some patients, it has been quite some time since their last cleaning. In these instances, we often recommend a more thorough cleaning and further gum treatments. Apple Tree Dental offers a variety of cleanings and gum treatments. After your first exam, your dentist will recommend the type of cleaning or gum treatment and recall interval that is right for you. For patients diagnosed with gum disease, deeper cleanings are often needed every three to four months.

Cleanings and Gum Care
A dental sealant is a clear coating that is applied to protect the chewing surface of teeth from forming cavities. It’s a pain-free procedure and doesn’t require any numbing agents. The liquid sealant is simply brushed on the tooth and the sealant is then bonded and hardened using a special light.

Fluoride Varnishes
Fluoride varnish is a topical fluoride used to prevent tooth decay and sensitivity. Apple Tree Dental, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association, recommend children have fluoride varnish applied to their teeth two times per year to prevent cavities. Adults can also benefit from fluoride treatments because it hardens the teeth, which minimizes tooth sensitivity and prevents decay.