Northern Dental Access Center
The Mission of Northern Dental Access Center is to provide access to a dental home for those in need.
Review Completed: 10/3/2013
1405 Anne St NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
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||Mississippi Headwaters Area Dental Health Center
||Jeanne Edevold Larson, Executive Director
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Most Recent Audit
In 2012, Northern Dental Access Center:
•Served 11,546 patients with 12,810 appointments (an 86% increase since 2010)
•39% of patients are children; 8% are senior citizens
•11.3% of children have been cavity free for 6 months; 10.7% have been cavity free for 12 months
•Registered 2,325 new patients (almost 200 every month)
•Implemented a universal oral cancer screening protocol, screening every new patient and providing referrals to assure early detection and treatment.
•Bringing over $2 million dollars each year into the Bemidji Area, from sources throughout the state and nation.
•We employ 25 full time employees with livable wages and benefits, who live and raise families in our community.
•Thousands of families travel up to 100 miles to see a dentist here, and many indicate that while they are here, they stop at stores, buy gas and eat at restaurants.
•Additional volunteer and contract providers travel to the community, staying in hotels, eating in area restaurants and bringing families along to enjoy our community
•69% of patients indicate in exit surveys that their overall health has improved since receiving dental care—this contributes to school learning, worker productivity, reduced burden on other health providers and more.
Northern Dental Access Center strategic plan continues through 2014 with the same goals as noted earlier.
Goal--Improve the oral health among the target population
Goal--Improve the overall health of the community
Goal--Be a regional resource for preparation of future health professionals
Goal--Maintain a viable organization that achieves standards of excellence
In 2013 and 2014 our strategies will be modified to adapt to internal and external changes. These include:
•Providing consumer navigation services for MnSure enrollment among the target population.
•Expansion of the facility to accommodate growing demand for care and increased number of dentists who have made a commitment to provide care here.
•Implementation of Lean Health and Six Sigma tools to improve overall efficiency.
•Further refine performance measurement to better understand health and financial outcomes.
•Increase the number of adolescent patients (after age 12, appointment rates drop significantly) through multiple incentive programs.
Community or Constituency Served
Uninsured and underinsured low income people in rural, northern Minnesota
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