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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Our mission is to create and expand access to ever improving quality dental care for Medicaid recipients and low income, uninsured persons. This care is rendered through an entrepreneurial public health model, which incorporates health education to modify behavior, and is delivered in a fashion that upholds mutual respect and improves our patients’ quality of life.

Programs: Michigan Community Dental Clinics, Inc. (MCDC) is a not-for-profit management services corporation, established in 2006, to allow the successful Dental Clinics North (DCN) model for delivery of public health dental services to expand to other areas of Michigan. MCDC utilizes electronic patient records, digital radiography, state of the art dental equipment and compensation methods that encourage productivity, efficiency, and cost control. The result is a network of public health dental clinics that resemble private practice providing timely, much-needed services to a greater number of people. In addition, the financial model for the dental program is designed to break even so that the local Health Department does not have to provide support to the dental clinics.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are so many positive words to tell about our Michigan Community Dental Clinic. They are considerate right from the first phone call you make in. The dentist themselves take time to make you feel totally comfortable before procedures of any kind take place. The nurses are there with service of any kind you need whether it be questions about procedures, answers to questions about dental work or to how to handle teeth concerns after the procedures. And kindness. Oh boy, kindness and respect reigns within this whole office. On a more personal note. I am a 56 year old woman. I have had terrible experiences with dentists so I went 26 years before I even went back to one. Then it was too late. The detist had to remove all my teeth. But then the dentist that was preparing my dentures was very mean and yelled at every patient. So I did not go back. Ten years later I heard about our local Michigan Community Dental Clinic. From my first phone call they treated with so much kindness and respect. From there my treatment only went upward. The dentist even came in and held my hand until I was able to be calm and relaxed. I no longer fear going to the dentist I enjoy it and want to go back again.