Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
Operation Grace MN dental van Lil Flossie

Dental van provides free exams and cleanings

Added on Thursday, June 8, 2017

(Watch video) – If you need dental work, but don’t have insurance or can’t afford the bill, you’re in luck. Operation Grace is coming to town.

Since 2014, Operation Grace has helped thousands by providing free dental care for those who do not have insurance.

“I was really thankful,” said Cassandra, a recent Operation Grace patient. “It’s free, they are kind, and they take good care of you.”

Operation Grace is a “clinic” built inside a converted 2001 recreational vehicle, so it can travel to where people need help the most.

“The need is statewide,” said John Braddock, Operation Grace executive director. “We ask for a contribution if people are able to make one, period. Nobody who is unable, has to pay, we will still give them excellent care.”

The dental clinic is scheduled to make the following stops over the next few months:

Brainerd Salvation Army

Located at 208 S. Fifth St. Brainerd, Minn., 56401. Please call 218-829-1120 for appointments or questions.

  • Friday, June 23, 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday. June 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

St. Cloud Salvation Army

Located at 400 U.S. Highway 10 S., St. Cloud, Minn., 56304. Please call 320-252-4552 for appointments or questions.

  • Friday, July 21, 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 22, 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Clinic (Twin Cities)

Located at 900 North Fourth Street, Minneapolis, Minn., 55401. Please call 1-800-728-7825 for appointments or questions.

  • Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Appointments are Required

Patients need to register for an appointment by calling the location they wish to attend (numbers listed above).

Volunteers Still Needed

Operation Grace is almost an entirely volunteer-run effort. Volunteer dentists and hygienists are still needed for some of the listed dates. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or learn more visit Operation Grace Minnesota.