Give to the Max Day 2015

GiveMN was founded in 2009 as a collaborative venture between the Minnesota Community Foundation and many other non-profit organizations committed to making Minnesota a better place. Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition and every year thousands of organizations raise money to improve the quality of life in Minnesota and communities around…

San Mateo Grand Opening

San Mateo, CA – October 23, 2015 – Peninsula residents now have access to a new, innovative model for dental care. Apple Tree Dental (Apple Tree) held a grand opening celebration last night at its new Center for Dental Health, located at 430 N. El Camino Real in San Mateo. As in its Minnesota programs,…

Statewide Minnesota Oral Health Coalition (MOHC) Annual Conference November 13, 2015

Apple Tree invests time and resources in local, regional, and national coalitions to create broader awareness of the importance of oral health and find common ground on contentious issues.In Minnesota, these efforts have included MOHC and its predecessor, the Minnesota Association for Community Dentistry. For example, Policy Director Deb Jacobi, RDH, MA was appointed by the…

Zumbro Valley Mental Health, Apple Tree Dental honored for collaborative dental program

Rochester, Minn. – The Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP) has honored  Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center and Apple Tree Dental by presenting its Community Collaboration and Inter-Agency Cooperation – Partnerships award at its annual conference recently. This award recognizes partnerships that enable organizations to overcome barriers to service delivery and better meet…

Something to Smile About: Pew Charitable Trusts Features Apple Tree Dental’s Jodi Hager, RDH, ADT

Pew Charitable Trust’s quarterly magazine spotlights the work of Apple Tree Dental employee Jodi Hager in a story about innovative ways to increase access to dental care. In 2003, Jodi joined Apple Tree’s team in Madelia as a collaborative practice dental hygienist. Her passion to do even more for her rural community led her to advance her education through NormandaleCommunity…

Apple Tree Dental featured in the California Dental Association’s July and August Journals

The Apple Tree delivery model, called “community collaboration practice,” was featured in the Journal of the California Dental Association as “a sustainable, patient-centered approach to overcoming barriers to care across the lifespan.” The July and August issues of the CDA Journal were devoted to the oral health of older adults, emphasizing the challenges faced by individuals…

Apple Tree Celebrates 30 Years of Growth

Apple Tree has grown from a handful of dedicated visionaries launching a dental non-profit in the Twin Cities to an internationally recognized model with more than 200 employees in Minnesota and California.  This summer, picnics were held by each regional program to celebrate Apple Tree’s 30th birthday and to thank employees for their individual and…