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Rice Regional Dental Clinic

  • Project Title: Pediatric Dentistry Residency Project
  • Grant Period: 05/01/2009 – 04/30/2012
  • 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 Carris Health, 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.

Models Represented by this Program: