TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY DENTAL CLINIC INC

aka Tri-County Dental   |   Appleton, WI   |  www.tricountydental.org

Mission

The Tri-County Community Dental Clinic is a volunteer dental clinic whose mission is to provide quality oral health care services in a caring and compassionate manner to those Individuals in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties whose access to dental health care is limited due to inadequate income or reduced access to Medicaid care eligibility.

Ruling year info

2003

CEO and Executive Director

Mr. Jeff A Buchta

Main address

9 Tri Park Way

Appleton, WI 54914 USA

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EIN

47-0862462

NTEE code info

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A large % of the low income patients and patients on Medicaid are not receiving dental care. We are a non-profit dental clinic with all volunteer dentists serving these patients in Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet Counties in Wisconsin. We offer a free dental home to all students, Pre-K through 6th grade who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program in their schools. We also provide free orthodontia to students in this program with severe malocclusion. We also treat adults who come into our clinic with pain and/or infection. Finally we have a are a free dental home for all low income veterans.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Robert Glass Focus On the Children

We offer free dental care to all children in the counties we serve who are on the free and reduced lunch program in their schools.

Population(s) Served

Children from our Focus on the Children with severe malocclusion are referred into this program and receive free orthodontia treatment.

Population(s) Served

We provide free dental care to low income veterans

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Tri-County Dental is a volunteer-based dental clinic whose mission is to provide quality oral health care in a caring and compassionate manner. We serve individuals in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties whose access to dental care is limited to low income or receiving Medicaid benefits. Our goal is to help eliminate untreated tooth decal in low income families.

In our Robert Glass Focus on the Children Program we treat the children in three phases. Most of the work is done on our 3-chair dental bus at the students school. On Monday we complete Phase 1 by dong X-rays and completing exams on all eligible students and applying fluoride treatments. In Phase 2 we bring the students back onto the bus to have their teeth cleaned and have sealants applied. Finally, in Phase 3 we complete any necessary restorative work on the children. All of our children are treated for free, with or without Medicaid. Adults can either make appointments at our clinic or walk-in for emergency treatment. Adults can either pay using Medicaid or if they are low income but do not qualify for Medicaid there is a sliding co-pay scale based on household income. In our Operation Dental Care Program, all low-income veterans can be treated in our clinic for free.

We have a 10-chair dental clinic and a 3-chair dental bus. These are staffed by our over 85 volunteer dentists, and our paid staff of assistants and hygienists. We also have a strong collaboration with the Marquette University School of Dentistry that sends 4 dental students/day, 4 days per week to learn and work at our clinic. We also have volunteer assistants and hygiene students from Fox Valley Technical College. We have no debt and are well funded by local businesses and donors.

In the past 15 years, Tri-County Dental has provided $38,000,000 worth of dental services during 150,000 patient visits. We have averaged over 400 active volunteer giving in excess of 13,000 volunteer hours per year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY DENTAL CLINIC INC

Board of directors
as of 10/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Alissa Edwards

Tony Kraft

Alissa Edwards

Lisa Lang-Riegel

Kaydee Ruppert

Jacci Belter

Bill Griffith

Peter Hehli

Jeff Buchta

JJ Schauske

Dave Mentz

John Rydlewicz

Veronica Smith

Jody Wormley

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/15/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/15/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.