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.
To learn more about how Apple Tree Dental provides services at community partners like Neighborhood HealthSource – North Metro Clinic (formerly North Metro Pediatrics), watch the video below: