Dental Nonprofit in Robbinsdale Fills Important Need
Not everyone has dental insurance, and for those who do, the coverage is often limited to cleanings and x-rays. Community Dental Care in Robbinsdale is making an impact on the underserved population in the northwest metro and beyond.
“Every year we serve about 7,000 patients out of this clinic alone,” said Executive Director Kleinhans.
Community Dental Care is a safety-net dental clinic. The facility exists to serve people with little or no insurance. The clinic offers a smorgasbord of services, such as preventive education and restorative care for cavities. Root canals, crowns, and dentures are also on the menu.
“About 90 percent of our patients are on public programs or have no insurance whatsoever,” said Kleinhans.
Patient Laverne Davis says if it weren’t for clinics like Community Dental, she doesn’t know what she’d do.
“Because of my heart condition, I would be really up to a creek,” said Davis.
A majority of the clinic’s funding comes from government programs and fundraising. “We do raise, every year, about a million dollars in donations,” explained Kleinhans.
Community Dental Care has a discounted rate for all of its services and will see any patient who walks through its doors. They also take donations.
If you’d like to help, visit their website.