Tag: Dental Therapy

'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
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 Brings on New Fairmont Center Director with Dental Therapy Background
Since April 2021, Apple Tree Dental has had a comprehensive Center for Dental Health located in the Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.  Now, the Fairmont Center has a new Center Director. Melissa Durbin, the new Center Director, recently relocated from Eau Claire to Fairmont with her son, who will be attending high school.  She […]
July 26, 2022
Apple Tree's Heather Luebben Featured in Pew Trust Article on Dental Therapy in a Pandemic
Apple Tree Dental has long been a proponent of including Dental Therapists as a critical part of dental care teams.  And, Apple Tree employs about 10 percent of the Dental Therapists currently licensed in the state of Minnesota.  Unsurprisingly, these clinicians have played a major role in providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June […]
June 26, 2020
Dental Therapists bring care to more people
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A recent case study shows the role that an advanced dental therapist played in stabilizing the oral health of long-term care residents. Click here to read the case study. (PDF)   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
September 15, 2017
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