Apple Tree Dental operates a comprehensive mobile dental service that delivers on-site care to elderly nursing facility residents, disabled adults living in group homes, and low-income children at Head Start centers, schools, and other locations. Our mission is to provide access to appropriate, necessary, and cost-effective dental care to people who face barriers to care in traditional dental settings. One advantage of this pro-active approach to care delivery, especially for frail elderly or disabled individuals, is that they can be treated in a familiar place, in collaboration with their nurses and other caregivers.
Our dental teams travel to community sites each day, typically with a dentist and two dental assistants, to provide education, preventive, and restorative dental care. Apple Tree’s multi-site delivery truck transports our complete mobile dental office to community sites during the afternoon and evening. When our dental team arrives the next morning, they can set up a complete dental office inside the building within minutes. The dental teams provide examinations and check-ups, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and tooth extractions on a regular schedule, creating year-round dental homes for patients. At the end of the day, the mobile equipment is picked up and delivered to another site.
Our on-site dentists also work with patients who have denture needs. Dentists make impressions for new dentures, relines, and repairs. Using Apple Tree’s in-house dental lab, new dentures generally take from four to six visits. Denture repairs usually take three to four days, with special rush delivery services available.