AT THIS TIME ONLY PATIENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CLINIC, ONE ADULT WITH CHILDREN ALLOWED. MASKS MUST BE WORN WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING. WE ARE TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO KEEP PATIENTS AND STAFF SAFE, THANK YOU FOR HELPING!
Caring Hands Dental
Clinic offers complete General Dentistry services to citizens ages 1 and above,
that are served by Medical Assistance or MnCare, UCare, through MA direct or
PrimeWest, Delta BluePlus, Medica, Health Partners and South Country. The clinic
also offers a sliding fee scale for people that qualify. Contact
us for more information. Some of our services include, check-ups, cleanings,
extractions, fillings, fluoride treatment, partials, dentures, perio treatment,
smoking cessation counseling, sealants, endodontics and education.
For your convenience - You can now download our New patient paperwork (Appointment Policy, Dental & Medical History, Patient ID and Privacy forms) here in one pdf. To save time, please print, fill out and bring in prior to your visit.
Outreach Clinic Permission Forms & Flyers:
Outreach Clinic Permission Form - English
Outreach Clinic Permission Form - Spanish
Outreach Flyer - English
Outreach Flyer - Spanish
Starting Monday, May 29th, the clinic hours will be extended to Monday-Thursday, 8AM-6PM and closed Fridays throughout the summer.
The normal operating hours of Monday-Thursday 8-5, Fridays 8-noon will resume after Labor Day and begin Tuesday, September 5th. Please leave a message if we are unable to answer.
This non-profit clinic, staff and volunteers offer high quality dental services in a caring environment. It is imperative for your oral health and the clinic’s operation that upon scheduling an appointment you make it to the appointment on time. Late or failed appointments cost the clinic in lost revenue and also disappoints the staff and volunteers. Plus, we are here for you, but we need you to help us, help you. Thank you in advance for your responsible use of our time.
To learn more about the dental procedures covered by the Minnesota Health Care Programs, please go to the Dept of Human Services website.
The Clinic offers a cash pay program with reduced costs for our patients of record should they require a non-covered procedure. Please contact the Clinic for more information.
Pediatric Program - Our staff Pedodontist Dr. Stephen Whoolery provides specialty pediatric dentistry for children 10 and under at the Clinic. Dr. Whoolery also utilizes his 30+ years of experience with our hospital sedation dentistry program. The program is performed at the Alomere Health Surgical Center in Alexandria. The very young children with extreme oral health needs are referred to this program via Caring Hands.
Our pediatric program includes providing superior dental care and education to children starting at age 1 at the clinic and through the outreach clinics such as Headstart classes and area schools. Our Mobile Outreach Hygiene Services include digital x-rays, cleaning, exam and fluoride treatment.
Nursing Home Program - These Mobile Outreach Hygiene Clinics provide digital x-rays, cleanings, exam and fluoride treatments to residents of area nursing homes. This eliminates the need for costly, sometimes stressful transporting. Caring Hands has donated full size dental chairs to 12 area nursing homes. These chairs provide comfort and safety to the patients and the staff. Contact the clinic for details.
Emergencies - We handle hundreds of dental emergencies each year. If you are experiencing a dental emergency during our office hours, please call us at 320-815-5711. We will attempt to find you an opening either at our clinic or at one of our many "More Smiles" affiliated private offices that can sometimes do a favor for us. We try to provide relief of the pain as soon as possible by treating the problem. If you have a dental emergency after our office hours, please contact a medical clinic or your physician. If you are uninsured and have an emergency we will need you to bring some paystubs and apply for our Sliding Fee Scale Program upon arriving. If you are able to afford care at a private office, we ask you to do so, we would be happy to give you the phone numbers of our affiliated offices.