Tag: oral health

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 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
LGBTQIA+ Oral Health Week
October 17 - 21, 2022 is LGBTQIA+ Oral Health Week.  This event, organized by the American Institute of Dental Public Health, is aimed at promoting awareness of LGBTQIA+ people and their oral health to the broader dental and public health communities.  It's also designed to create community support, and offer resources, educational materials, and advocacy […]
October 17, 2022
Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges (Resource)
The Main Report of Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges can now be cited in NCBI.  
January 18, 2022
"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
Two new publications feature important oral health innovations
The world of dentistry is always innovating.  Apple Tree Dental's leadership takes pride in forging ahead on new ways to make dentistry more accessible, more compassionate, and more effective for patients and staff alike.   Two new publications that came out in March and April 2021 showcase ways in which oral health has changed, in some […]
April 15, 2021
Do Musical Instruments Impact Oral Health? - an Apple Tree clinician weighs in
When you decide to pick up a musical instrument, you may be expecting certain physical challenges -- how are you going to lift that tuba? -- but you may not think about what playing an instrument could do to your teeth.  Whether you play a wind or string instrument, you could be impacting your oral health. […]
November 19, 2020
Apple Tree Dental and West Health Collaborate on Peer-Reviewed Study on Dental Care for Older Adults
In May 2020, peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS One published a research article studying the cost and dental utilization patterns for older adults in outpatient and long-term care settings in Minnesota.  Apple Tree Dental's own Dr. Barbara J. Smith (co-founder and current Board member), Dr. Michael J. Helgeson (co-founder and current CEO) and Brenda Prosa (Information […]
June 3, 2020
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