Thanks to the leadership and funding from the Green Bay Rotary Club, "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids," a mobile, in-school dental clinic (school-based program) was created in 2005. In conjunction with this initiative, Oral Health Partnership (OHP) incorporated as a non-profit in 2007 to continue the work started by the Green Bay Rotary Club. In 2007, OHP opened its first fixed-site dental clinic at the Howe Resource Center and continued to expand with the opening of a dental clinic at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in 2011. In January 2017 with a large donation from Delta Dental of Wisconsin, OHP opened its third clinic - OHP West - on the west side.

2005

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids

Green Bay Downtown Rotary Club, in partnership with OHP, establishes the school-based "healthy teeth, healthy kids" initiative. A mobile, in-school dental team operates two days per week in the Green Bay Area Public Schools, utilizing a volunteer dentist and staff.
2006

Head Start

Head Start fluoride varnish and in-school sealant programs are established.
2007

Non-Profit Status

OHP becomes a 501c(3) non-profit organization. State of Wisconsin oral health improvement grant provides funding which enables OHP to complete an additional 2,400 dental appointments.
2008

Administration Office

Central OHP Administration office is established at the NWTC Business Assistance Center. OHP begins treating developmentally disabled adults at ASPIRO. OHP opens its first permanent dental clinic at the Howe Community Resource Center.
2009

Toothbrushing Program

A toothbrushing program pilots in two schools. Utilizing the St. Vincent Hospital operating room, OHP sees its first special needs patient.
2010

In-House Clinics

OHP opens permanent in-house clinics at Fort Howard and Sullivan Elementary Schools.
2011

Kroc Center Location

OHP opens a three-chair clinic in the Kroc Center operating six days per week, allowing an 86% increase in offered appointments. A Wisconsin DHS grant allows OHP to expand the school-base program by creating semi-permanent, in-school clinics at Nicolet, Sullivan, and Fort Howard Schools.
2012

Expanding Permanent Locations

OHP now has 4 permanent clinic sites and 19 satellite locations in Brown County; providing more than $4.5 million in services to 11,000 existing patient and 2000 new patients annually.
2013

Expanded Age Range

OHP expands the age of children served to ages one to 18 years. Services available to eligible children in Brown County.
2014

Continued Expansion

OHP expands into Washington Middle School, hires a dentist for third molar extractions, expands Howe Dental Clinic, and increases services to include limited orthodontics.
2015

More Hospital Cases

OHP sees a 20% increase in hospital cases, completing treatment in-hospital under sedation three days per week.
2017

OHP West Opens

OHP opens west-side location at 2247 Fox Heights Rd. with the support of Delta Dental and others to serve many children on the west side of Green Bay.
 

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