Promise Community Health Center has a full dental care team including two local dentists, dental hygienists and several bilingual dental assistants. Partial dentures, fillings, dental sealants, teeth cleanings and dental crowns are just a few of the many services our northwest Iowa dental team offers. Oral health is an integral part of the primary health care provided at Promise.
Promise Community Health Center Dental Program accepts Medicaid Insurance. In fact, Promise is one of the few dental providers in northwest Iowa that accepts Medicaid Insurance, including plans offered by all three Medicaid insurers in Iowa. The Medicaid insurance companies accepted at Promise are Amerigroup Iowa and Iowa Total Care. Promise also accepts private dental insurance. For those without insurance, Promise offers a sliding-fee scale discount that greatly reduces the cost of appointments based on income and household size.
Promise Community Health Center Dental Team includes two full-time dentists, Dr. Kenneth Tjeerdsma and Dr. Mariah Baldwin, as well as full-time dental hygienists, Rebecca Hooyer and Jamison Anderson. The team also consists of Gabbie Coons, Dental Coordinator and many bilingual dental assistants.
Dr. Kenneth Tjeerdsma, DDS – Dental Director
Dr. Mariah Baldwin, DMD – Dentist
Gabbie Coons – Lead Dental Assitant
Rebecca Hooyer – Dental Hygienist
Jamison Anderson – Dental Hygienist
Beth Faber – Dental Coordinator
A dental emergency is an issue involving the teeth and supporting tissues that is of high importance to be treated by a dental professional. Dental emergencies do not always involve pain, although this is a common signal that something needs to be looked at. Promise Community Health Center Dental Office has designated walk-in times for tooth pain, mouth emergencies or other dental needs. Times for these walk-in dental appointments vary on the day, and they are first come first serve.
Some examples of dental emergencies include but are not limited to:
- tooth fracture
- oral infection
- mouth pain
If you do have a dental emergency call Promise Community Health Center to talk with our dental coordinator. They will schedule a walk-in appointment if one is available with our local dentist. Call 712-722-1700 as soon as possible!
Promise Community Health Center performs various dental care treatments including, but not limited to:
- dental fillings
- teeth extractions
- dental crowns and bridges
- child space maintainers
- mouth night guards
At Promise we are able to make referrals to other offices if needed as well. Promise also offers nitrous sedation, if needed.
Promise would love to be the provider for all your family dental needs. Our northwest Iowa dentist, local dental hygienist and full dental team are ready to meet all your dental needs. Email or call Promise to make your appointments today firstname.lastname@example.org or call 712-722-1700.
The Promise Community Health Dental Team has extensive experience in custom partial dentures for our patients. A partial denture is a dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth, receiving support and retention from underlying tissues and some or all of the remaining teeth; it may be either permanently attached or removable. The Promise northwest Iowa dentist, local dental hygienist and dental lab technicians also have experience with adjusting and relining complete dentures as well!
Promise Community Health Center custom molds crowns and bridges by utilizing lab partners in northwest Iowa and around the United States. A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic “cap” that fits over a damaged tooth and restores it to its normal appearance and function. Dental bridges are meant to “bridge the gap” created when one or more teeth are missing from your mouth. Let our Promise dental lab technicians and dentist recommend the dental treatment and select the correct shade needed so your smile is beautiful and uniform!
Promise Community Health Center dental office treats both adults and children of all ages. Promise accepts most forms of insurances, including Medicaid, Delta Dental Wellness, and MCNA Dental. Promise also serves patients with no insurance. Sliding fee discounts are a possibility, just see our friendly Outreach staff!
Our Promise Community Health Center dental hygienist is able to perform dental teeth cleaning and also dental deep cleanings. A deep cleaning goes below the surface of the gum to clean periodontal pockets where bacteria hide. For patients with early stages of periodontal disease, tartar builds up under the gums. The only way to remove this buildup is by a deep cleaning.
Our Promise Community Health Center dental care team recommend dental sealants for children ages 6 to 12 years of age. Sealants are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. Teeth naturally have pits and grooves on their biting surfaces which are vulnerable to tooth decay. Food and bacteria stick in these hard-to-clean areas. Dental sealants are materials placed in these pits and fissures to create a smooth, easy-to-clean surface. Dental sealants are usually placed as soon as the adult molar teeth come through.
Silver Diamine Fluoride or SDF is an injection-free way of stopping the progression of cavities. Promise Community Health Center typically uses this for children ages 0-5 years as a treatment on cavities, until the child is ready for regular fillings. Silver Diamine Fluoride is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid clinically applied to control active dental cavities and prevent further progression of disease.
Treatment with Silver Diamine Fluoride will not eliminate the need for restorative dentistry to repair function or aesthetics, but has been effective at prevention of further decay. Contact Promise for more information today email@example.com or call 712-722-1700.
SAVING FOR SMILES DENTAL PROGRAM
Promise Community Health has several patients who simply cannot pay the co-pay fee for a dental appointment. Promise has a Saving for Smiles Dental Fund that is used to help kids and families pay this co-pay as well as get further dental care.
Promise partners with our local Kiwanis club as well as other local businesses and families who contribute to this fund to make dental care possibly for every child!