Minnesota- Apple Tree Dental- AEGD

Apple Tree is a non-profit community clinic and critical access provider founded in 1985 to address the unmet dental needs of underserved individuals living in Minnesota. We have approximately 200 employees and serve low-income children and families, adults with disabilities, mental health patients, veterans, and frail elders living in nursing and long-term care facilities.

Apple Tree’s clinical staff provides dental care services at seven Centers for Dental Health throughout Minnesota. We have two Twin Cities metro locations at Mounds View and Coon Rapids. Outside of the metro area, we have Centers in Fergus Falls, Hawley, Little Falls, Madelia, and Rochester. We also offer on-site dental care at more than 145 community oral health care sites including Head Start centers, schools, nursing facilities, assisted living residences, and group homes. Apple Tree provides a comprehensive range of oral health care services including diagnostic consultations, preventive, educational, and restorative services. We also provide advanced services including periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, dental implants, and oral surgery. In 2017, Apple Tree delivered 87,633 dental visits and screenings to 31,265 individual patients, resulting in more than $25.5 million worth of dental care.

In June 2014, Apple Tree opened the Mounds View Center to address, in part, low dental utilization rates among Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP) enrollees. According to the Minnesota Department of Health Oral Health Program 2016 Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) standardized survey – Older Adult Basic Screening Survey, 59% of older adults screened had impaired dental function, meaning fewer than 20 natural teeth, and 25% had lost all of their natural teeth. Two in 10 Minnesota public school third graders had untreated tooth decay in 2015. In addition, low-income adults are three times less likely than their more affluent peers to visit a dentist. These realities, coupled with the extremely low number of dentists accepting MCHP enrollees, highlight the importance of increasing access to dental services for underserved populations.

Please visit www.appletreedental.org for more details about the Mounds View Center, the AEGD residency program, and Apple Tree Dental's mission and history.

Number of Positions 2
Organization Address

Apple Tree Dental- Mounds View
2442 County Highway 10
Mounds View, MN 55112

Contact information

Dr. Teresa Johnson
Dental Director

Website www.appletreedental.org/

Apple Tree Dental- Mounds View
2442 County Highway 10
Mounds View, MN 55112

Year network/office opened 2016
Total # of operatories 16
Electronic records Yes
Digital Radiology Yes

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