Help Your Community Smile: Start or Enhance an Oral Health Program for Older Adults

Apple Tree is excited to share the announcement from the federal government of a new website designed to help communities across the country create oral health programs for older adults. Access to care for older adults is growing problem and many communities have few, if any programs designed to meet their needs. For the last two…

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“Being able to cover costs is more and more challenging,” said dentist and chief executive officer, Michael Helgeson.

Photo: Mark Meyer II, 6, of Blue Earth, laid back in his chair at Apple Tree’s Madelia Center as advanced dental therapist Jodi Hager, left, and dental assistants Jesse Anderson, center, and Julie Nelson, right, prepared to fill a cavity Minnesota covers dental care in its biggest health insurance program for the poor, but hundreds…

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Apple Tree Dental of California names Bonnie Jue, DDS, California Operating Officer

“I am proud to lead Apple Tree Dental of California, serving the San Mateo County community and providing excellent dental care for everyone, including those who face barriers to care,” Dr. Bonnie Jue said. “We provide accessible and high-quality dental care across the lifespan and we believe that good dental health should start very early…

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Apple Tree & Little Falls CHI St. Gabriel’s Health collaborate to improve oral health access

State Rep. Erin Murphy visited Apple Tree Dental new Outreach Clinic in Little Falls. Murphy, who sits on the state Health and Human Services Reform committee, was interested in seeing Apple Tree Dental’s new location on the CHI St. Gabriel’s Health campus to learn about their collaborative efforts to integrate oral health into primary care. Read the full Morrison…

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Help MN Smile helps create public awareness of access to dental issues.

Dr. Michael Helgeson, Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Tree Dental, was interviewed by guest host Kurt Zellers, former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, on KNSI-AM about Minnesota’s dental access crisis and the Help Minnesota Smile campaign being led by the Minnesota Dental Association. Listen to Dr. Helgeson’s radio interview and read the Detroit…

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Apple Tree Dental California received $500,000 Peninsula Health Care District grant

Apple Tree Dental California, a non-profit dental provider with dental centers in both San Mateo and Half Moon Bay, California, is pleased to announce that it has received a $500,000 grant from the Peninsula Health Care District’s Community Grants Program. This grant will support Apple Tree’s mission to provide high quality, affordable oral health care…

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Minnesota dentists say the state is facing a worst-in-the-nation dental crisis.

Apple Tree along with legislators, advocates, and the Minnesota Dental Association, renewed an effort to raise awareness of Minnesota’s dental access crisis and the state’s worst-in-the-nation status when it comes to funding pediatric dental services. “That’s just not right in Minnesota. Vulnerable children, vulnerable adults — people should not have festering infections in their mouths,”…

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Sonrisas Center – 3rd Annual “Cooking For a Cause” on April 20th

Paella Cooking Demonstration & Dinner on April 20th from from 6:00pm to 9:00pm PST Where:           Mavericks Event Center, 107 Broadway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 How:               Tickets available for $50* each at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apple-tree-sonrisas-center-cooking-for-a-cause-2017-tickets-29595933233 Participate in a fun-filled evening including a cooking demonstration, relaxing by Pillar Point Harbor at a beautiful waterfront location with views of…

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