Operation Grace MN Vision


The long term strategy and goal is to increase service to those areas and communities with high density of families in urgent need of dental care.  Ultimately we believe there is documented need to fully utilize five to six dental vans throughout the state of MN.  Volunteers will be the driving force of this growth.

Operation Grace MN short-term 2015-2016 goals are:

  • Build a solid “team approach assuming ownership” at each site partner willing to commit to stabilize and staff each scheduled dental clinic.
  • Build a “school based oral health initiative – hygiene” in select twin cities school(s). Provide two days per month of cleanings and instruction to schools with high populations of minority and low-income families.
  • Increase outstate services in selected cities using a mini-mission (Friday/Saturday) approach to oral health – preventative hygiene.  (Target areas include: St. Cloud, Brainerd/Baxter, Austin, and Owatonna.)
  • Increase use of Lil’ Flossie to five days per week primarily for restorative dentistry. Points 2 & 3 above will provide many patients needing restorative care.
  • Continue to identify and build support for a second dental “restorative” van.
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