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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 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
'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 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
Early Adopter of Teledentistry, Apple Tree Dental is Recognized for its Innovative Programs
(MOUNDS VIEW, Minnesota; November 29, 2022) – Teledentistry isn’t a new concept, but it wasn’t widely employed until COVID-19 forced dental clinics across Minnesota to limit care to urgent cases only. While Apple Tree Dental has used the virtual dental care approach for more than 18 years ago working in collaboration with community sites, the […]
November 30, 2022
Election Day 2022 in Minnesota - November 8!
Make a Plan to Be a Voter! Election Day is not just Another Day. It is an Important Day. Make a plan to be a voter!   First option: In person early voting. Avoid Election Day lines, the need to get up 20 minutes early, or dealing with an Election Day emergency that would prevent you […]
October 25, 2022
"State invests $61 million to boost dental reimbursement rates, help improve access for low-income Minnesotans" (MN DHS)
Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health put out a press release indicating how they are addressing "significant and longstanding gaps" in the state's dental care: by improving the payment rates that the state pays out to dentists. The rate increase started on January 1, 2022, and will help low-income Minnesotans who use Medical Assistance […]
January 12, 2022
Apple Tree CEO Dr. Michael Helgeson Quoted in Multiple Articles about Great Strides in Dental Legislation
Apple Tree Dental is thrilled to share some more recent articles in which our co-founder and CEO, Dr. Michael Helgeson, is quoted.  These articles showcase the importance of the recent and historic legislation regarding dental care access for Minnesotans. Find Dr. Helgeson's quotes in the StarTribune ("3M works to expand dental care access in Minnesota […]
November 8, 2021
"Teamwork bridges dental care gap" - new StarTribune article applauds critical access dental's efforts with the legislature
Late in the afternoon on October 27, 2021, the StarTribune editorial board published an article highlighting the changes in legislative policy surrounding dental care for Minnesotans on public health programs.  The article points out the benefits of collaboration and the efforts put in by Minnesota's dental providers, the Department of Human Services, and Representative Tina […]
October 28, 2021
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