Announcing the Crown Society!

Low income and under-represented populations face enormous barriers to receiving adequate oral care.

As a non-profit dental clinic, Dental Connections strives to address these barriers. We believe that everyone deserves quality dental care and we provide care and education to all, regardless of insurance status or family income. The majority of our nearly 14,000 patients have Medicaid insurance and about 87% are children.

Treatment is provided at our Main Clinic as well as Iowa’s only school-based clinic, the Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic. Dental Connections operates two mobile dental units (the Smile Squad) that travel to over 80 Des Moines area schools and preschools to provide dental care to children of all ages. Families do not pay any out-of-pocket costs for this care and services for the uninsured are donated.

The Crown Society is a special group of individuals who are passionate about ensuring that our most vulnerable citizens receive the care they need to be their healthy best. Good oral health care is essential for an individual’s overall health.

Funds raised from the Crown Society will support important services for our patients, including:

  • Comprehensive care for uninsured children
  • Smile Squad mobile dental units serving Des Moines area school children
  • Upgrades to our main clinic serving 6,000 patients per year

All members will be recognized by Dental Connections and receive invitations to special events, including our annual Celebration of Smiles dinner