Where we started:
In 2005 an alarming number of kids were arriving in Green Bay area emergency rooms with dental pain and infections. A dedicated group of community volunteers with the Green Bay Rotary decided to do something about it and created an initiative in 2005 called Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids, a mobile, in-school dental clinic. From this program, the Oral Health Partnership was created. In 2007, we became a 501(c)3 and opened our first clinic at the Howe Community Resource Center.
In addition to our School-Based and clinic services, in 2010 through a partnership with St. Vincent Hospital, we added hospital services. This allows us to treat kids with special needs or those that might need general anesthesia to help them through their dental treatments.
Where we are:
Today we are so excited to be giving kids the care and tools they need to smile! We spearhead a true community effort with partnerships with multiple organizations and over 40 schools to serve kids in need throughout the county. Each year, our four clinics and School-Based Programs perform over 100,000 procedures, serving almost 10,000 kids, with 4,000 being seen in school. Through countless outreach efforts to daycares and other community organizations, we are continuing our efforts to reach all the children in Brown County that can benefit from our services. But we still have more work to do.
Where we’re going:
We will continue to grow and evolve until every kid in Brown County has access to quality dental care. This includes expanding our clinics, visiting schools all over the county, and outreach to where we can serve our kids. Every child deserves a healthy smile, and we are committed to making sure they can get one!