Children's Dental Health Services (CDHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing dental access barriers by providing a dental home to underserved children through comprehensive dental care and education, using our portable clinic model and office location in southeastern Minnesota.
CDHS was founded in 2006, providing preventative services to children under the age of five at WIC sites. Since then we have grown and now offer our comprehensive preventative services in seven counties and over 60 schools throughout Southeast Minnesota as well as at the United Way of Olmsted County and Mower County Public Health. Additionally, CDHS offers restorative services at our office in the United Way Building in Rochester, Minnesota.
We see patients by appointment only.
CDHS seeks grant funding to provide services for uninsured children participating in our preventative programs at no cost to the family. Funding is based on location. Contact our office to see if funds are available in your community.
CDHS Accepts the following plans:
- Blue Plus
-Medical Assistance (MA)
CDHS recently developed a sliding fee scale to assist uninsured children living below the federal poverty line to receive restorative dental care at a discounted rate. See the Sliding Fee scale page for more information.
It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure our dental clinic is reaching out to as many communities as it can so kids everywhere have access to our dental services. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.
In addition to many volunteers, Children's Dental Health Services employs a team of highly qualified and compassionate Dentists, Registered Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, and Administrative Staff.