Sammi was a new patient to CDHS this year. Her first dental visit, ever, was in her school's art room. Sammi was a little nervous at first, but with the familiar surroundings and friendly staff to comfort her she quickly became at ease. 

Sammi's eyes lit up when the hygienist came to greet Sammi and ask her if she would like a purple or a blue toothbrush. "Purple!" she said, "Purple is my favorite." 

Sammi was taken to one of the dental chairs and was able to share with the hygienist some information about her oral hygiene. "When do you brush your teeth?" asked the hygienist. "At morning and at night," said Sammi. The hygienist completed Sammi's dental assessment and filled out a dental report card to send home to Sammi's family. 

"Am I all done?" asked Sammi. "You are all done and you can go back to class now," said the hygienist. "See you next time, Sammi." Sammi went back to her classroom with her new "purple" toothbrush and a new smile!

Call us today to schedule an appointment or get your children signed up to be seen in their school! 

​Dental Assessment

Teeth Cleanings
Fluoride Varnish Application
Oral Hygiene Instructions


Nutritional Education
Dental Sealants (when applicable)

Oral Health Education Presentations

CHDS provides the following services:

CHDS is currently accepting new patients with the following:

Minnesota Health Care Plans (MHCP) including:

-Blue Plus
-Medical Assistance (MA)

-South Country


-No insurance? Call today to ask about our Sliding Fee based on income.

*Grant funding used when available

About Our Program

Children's Dental Health Services (CDHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to removing barriers and increasing access to dental care. We offer our services at several schools throughout Southeast Minnesota as well as at the United Way of Olmsted County, Mower County Public Health and Freeborn County Public Health. We also work with these organizations to bring Oral Health Presentations to 1000’s of children annually. We see patients by appointment only.