The vision of our clinic is “To enhance the oral health and oral health care access for the residents including the underserved of Northwest Kansas.”
Our mission is: “To operate a self-sustaining state of the art dental clinic that serves all patients including those who are uninsured, underinsured, or Medicaid participants for residents of Northwest Kansas and surrounding areas. We strive to improve overall health of all our patients while promoting access to comprehensive medical care in our tri-state region."
April 22, 2009
After several years of hard work and in-depth research, Rawlins County Dental Clinic opened its doors with one part-time dentist, one full-time hygienist/CEO, two part-time dental assistants, and one full-time receptionist. RCDC originated in a rented portion of a modular building provided by Rawlins County Health Center.
November 2010- To better serve our growing list of patients, we moved into our own building and more than doubled our physical space. The move was imperative to the continued success of the clinic and would not have been possible without the generosity of two granting entities: The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved and the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.
The clinic continues to grow with over 4,500 patients in over 18 counties in Kansas and surrounding areas. We have the ability now to employ three dentists, four registered dental hygienists, and support staff to accommodate most dental needs. Rawlins County Dental Clinic is in the process of strategic planning which includes the construction of a larger permanent building to accommodate the continued growth. In addition, we will increase our Out-Reach program to include mobile restorative dental services for our most vulnerable populations including nursing home residents and those with special needs. The Rawlins County Dental Clinic’s primary goal is to provide quality dental care while decreasing restrictions on access to that care.
Rawlins County Dental Clinic will see all patients regardless of income or insurance status. Our non-profit 501c3 status is currently pending.