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About Apple Tree Dental

At Apple Tree Dental, our mission is to improve the oral health of all people, including those with special access needs who face barriers to care.

Apple Tree’s staff works to achieve its mission by delivering education, prevention, and restorative dental services to vulnerable populations and by providing leadership and innovation to transform the health care system.

Apple Tree operates seven Centers for Dental Health in Minnesota. We operate year-round On-Site Care Programs through partnerships with more than 130 Head Start centers, schools, group homes, senior assisted living programs, and long-term care facilities. Our specially trained dentists and multilingual staff provide preventive care and treatment to more than 30,000 patients each year. We are nationally recognized for our pioneering approach to integrating dental care as part of overall health and well-being, and we are proud to serve everyone; transcending age, ability, or need.

Latest news & events

3 Jul

Apple Tree Dental Celebrates 34 Years of Dental Care

For more than a third of a century, Apple Tree Dental, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit critical access dental provider, has been working hard to accomplish our


15 Apr

Dr. Michael Helgeson

Apple Tree Dental CEO Dr. Helgeson Receives John P. Rossetti Impact Award

On Sunday, April 14th, at the National Oral Health Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, the co-founder and CEO of Apple Tree Dental, Dr. Michael J. Helgeson,