Welcome to Hope Dental Clinic’s Dental Blog! Below, please find articles outlining the latest updates in our clinic, events, and dentistry. 

Are you a clinician interested in helping us respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis? Email kmattson@hopedentalclinic.org for volunteer opportunities.

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Festival De Las Americas September 10

New Dental Residency Program

HealthPartners Institute established a new dental residency program through the University of Minnesota in July 2022. The residents will participate in opportunities in both clinics and hospitals, including rotations at an oral pain clinic, in a hospital operating room, and at Hope Dental Clinic, a non-profit providing free dental care. Our clinic offers them the...

Give Kids a Smile | September 9-10

Give Kids a Smile is a nationally  coordinated event sponsored by the American Dental Association Foundation. Together, our goal is to provide free dental care to children while making their visit to the dentist a positive and happy experience. Services Provided include exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, sealants and oral hygiene education. When: September 9th and 10th....

La Jefa Radio Interview

Hope Dental Clinic staff was interviewed by Neli Silie on La Jefa Radio MN on July 11th. Click Here to hear more about Hope Dental in this primarily Spanish speaking interview.

UGMTC 120th Anniversary

Come visit us at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities 120th Anniversary Celebration on August 3rd 3:00-7:00pm. Hope Dental Clinic will be set up talking to people about free dental care. Stop by and pick a free toothbrush for all ages!

The Cost of Poor Oral Health

Tooth decay in children is one of the leading diseases of childhood Pain caused by dental problems can result in missed school, behavior issues and delayed development Adults with crooked, missing or damaged teeth may have a harder time securing employment Our goals at Hope Dental go way beyond a “pretty smile.”  We are concerned...

A Family Who Volunteers Together…

Patients and supporters say that Hope Dental is a welcoming place for the whole family. In fact, one family has found a way to get everyone involved. The Ferrer-Lugos first heard of Hope Dental Clinic when their daughter, Mari, joined the internship program as a volunteer pre-dental student and Spanish Interpreter this year. After participating…

Announcing our New Executive Director

The Hope Dental Clinic Board of Directors is pleased to announce our next Executive Director, Jan Hallstrom MBA MHA, beginning in April 2022.  Hallstrom joins us with proven nonprofit and healthcare leadership, combined with a strong ethic of positive community impact. Throughout her career, Hallstrom has worked extensively as a health care executive, healthcare and...

COVID-19 Ramifications on Oral Health

  June 25th, 2021 Good oral health is an important factor to overall health. Just one year ago, the unknown nature of the COVID-19 virus necessitated a halt in elective dental procedures, namely routine and preventive care. Societally, many experienced a novel increase in stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and poverty. Historically, socioeconomic conditions have a...

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