Program Representative Interviewed: Linda Jackson, DDS, Dental Director
Location: West Central and Southwest Minnesota (clinic is located in Willmar, Minnesota)
Program Overview: Rice Memorial Hospital, now part of CentraCare, implemented the Pediatric
Dentistry Residency Project to expand services at the dental clinic through pediatric residents. The program
objectives were to provide dental care to children and youth underserved by oral health resources; promote
oral health among people living in the area through education and public service; and increase the number of
pediatric dentists choosing to practice in the service area.