Give to the Max

Give to the Max Day is coming up next THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th and we hope you will consider giving a donation to Apple Tree Dental on this most generous giving-day of the year! No Need to Wait! Make your donation any time on or before Thursday, November 17th at Give to the Max Day. Your…


Apple Tree in the news: Sonrisas expands offerings

Coverage of Apple Tree’s Sonrisas, CA, clinic in the Half Moon Bay, CA, Review: Sonrisas Community Dental Center — a nonprofit Coastside clinic offering affordable dental care to low-income residents — is now affiliated with Apple Tree Dental, a Minnesota-based nonprofit with a similar goal. The shift has allowed the Coastside clinic to expand its offerings,…


CDC: Seniors Have More Cavities Than Their Grandkids

Every parent is told how important it is to get their kids to brush their teeth, but a study finds that it’s the seniors – grandma and grandpa – whose teeth need the attention. The Center for Disease Control says seniors may actually have higher rates of new tooth decay or cavities than kids. This is…


Appendix A to Part 92— Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements and Nondiscrimination Statement: Discrimination is Against the Law

Apple Tree Dental complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  Apple Tree Dental does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Apple Tree Dental : • Provides free aids…



New Research Finds Gum Disease May Cause Diabetes, Dementia, Cancer

New research should make you think twice about taking your teeth for granted: gum disease may be linked to diabetes, heart disease, low birth weight and even cancer. The Washington Post reports that researchers have found that chronic inflammation of gum disease may spur inflammation elsewhere in the body. Gum-disease bacteria may travel to the liver…


New York Times: Sealants are a deal you should accept

The New York Times finds that when your dentist offers sealants for your children, “it’s a deal you should accept.” Here’s the story: Your dentist has probably offered dental sealants for your child. Mine has. Without knowing whether they work, I’ve always accepted them. Turns out, this was a good move. Introduced in the 1960s,…


Remembering Dr. Christopher Kelley

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Dr. Christopher Kelley, an on-call dentist at our Madelia Center who also owned a practice in Jordan, MN. Please keep Dr. Kelley’s family and the Madelia staff in your thoughts.


Why you shouldn’t worry about dental X-rays at Apple Tree Dental

You may have heard some questions in the media about how often you need to have your teeth X-rayed. Here’s Apple Tree Dental’s policy and why we X-ray your teeth only when it’s necessary. Dental X-rays provide oral health professionals important diagnostic information that cannot be obtained through a visual dental examination only.  Apple Tree…