Thanks to the benefits of modern technology, the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t dampen the joy of opening the new Fergus Falls Center for Dental Health. With the help of funders, key stakeholders, and community leaders, Apple Tree staff were able to put together a 30-minute livestream event that showcased not only the generosity of those who made the Center possible, but also the features of the new Center that will make it a hub of dental health in the region.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services and Apple Tree Dental sent out a press release pertaining to the opening of the new Center on December 9th, 2020, the same day as the Grand Opening Event. The press release is available for viewing online.
Check out the story from the DHS newsletter, too!
In the News
Putting a smile on: New clinic brings dental health to underserved communities
By Johanna Armstrong, Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Minnesota’s first public/nonprofit dental clinic has opened in Fergus Falls with the $5.1 million Center for Dental Health, which hosts Apple Tree Dental and Minnesota Department of Human Services Special Care Dentistry. The clinic was built from the ground up specifically to serve as a dental health clinic and opened in September. It held its virtual grand opening on Dec. 9.
Apple Tree Dental and DHS open new dental center
By news staff, Red Lake Nation News
Low-income families and people with disabilities will have greater access to dental care in West Central Minnesota thanks to an innovative partnership between Apple Tree Dental and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). A virtual open house for the clinic was held today.
New public, nonprofit dental center opens in Fergus Falls
By Audra Anderson, Wahpeton Daily News
Apple Tree Dental and the Minnesota Department of Human Services worked together to open the first public, nonprofit dental clinic in the state, located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A grand opening was held Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Collaboration improves access to dental care in west-central Minnesota
By Dan Gunderson, MPR News
Nonprofit Apple Tree Dental and the Minnesota Department of Human Services each had dental offices in Fergus Falls in need of improvement, a situation that set the stage for a first-of-its-kind partnership.
Unique collaboration created Fergus Falls’ new Center for Dental Health
By Andy Steiner, MinnPost contributor
A partnership between DHS and the nonprofit Apple Tree Dental, the center’s clinics focus on serving children, families and seniors who cannot afford dental care and people with disabilities who need specialized facilities and expertise.
Watch the Grand Opening Event
Missed watching the event live? Stream the high-quality video below.