History

Creating Smiles Since 1965!

The Dental Clinic launched in 1965 as a ministry of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. In its humble beginnings, the clinic sat in the basement of the old Bethel Hotel in downtown St. Paul. Dr. Dale Jacobsen and students from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and Saint Paul Dental Society dentists organized support and donated their time and talent to establish the program.

Since that time, the clinic moved to the Union Gospel Mission Men’s Campus on University Avenue, where we continue to serve thousands of Mission residents and individuals from the community. In 2017 the clinic became an independent non-profit corporation and adopted the ‘Hope Dental Clinic’ name.