Dientes Community Dental Clinic, Inc.

Making Prevention More Common than Treatment

aka Dientes Community Dental Care   |   Santa Cruz, CA   |  www.dientes.org

Mission

The mission of Dientes Community Dental Clinic is to create lasting oral health for the underserved children and adults of Santa Cruz County and neighboring communities.

Ruling year info

2016

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Marcus

Main address

1830 Commercial Way

Santa Cruz, CA 95065 USA

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Formerly known as

Salud Para Los Dientes

EIN

77-0311752

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

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Our programs

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Dientes Community Dental Care

Dientes Community Dental Care opened its doors in 1992 to create access to dental education, prevention, and treatment. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and one of the few “dental only” federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) in the U.S. that offers the full range of dental services, including licensed pediatric specialists. Our three full-time clinics serve all low-income, no-income, uninsured and publicly insured residents.
Our primary patient population includes diverse families as well as elderly, HIV positive, disabled, and homeless children and adults. 97% of our patients live at or below the poverty level.
Dientes accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, and uninsured patients. We also offer other payment options including a sliding scale fee schedule for low-income uninsured patients.
In addition to our full-time clinics, we operate several programs to further serve our community, including our Outreach Program.
We provide a critical health care safety net, insuring that everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to the dental care they need and deserve!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

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Financials

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Dientes Community Dental Clinic, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ron Japinga

Kathy Deagen

Michael Moore

Steve Moody

Camille Smith-Ballon

Alexandra Navarro

Javier Carrillo

Ben Kromnick

Masina Hunnicutt

Gary Bencomo

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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