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Construction in Progress for Horizon Health Care’s New Faith Dental Clinic

(FAITH, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon)’s new Faith Dental Clinic project is moving forward and on track to be completed in mid-October.

Renovations began in mid-August to make room for the dental clinic, which will be located in the upstairs portion of the Faith Community Health Center building, behind the current front desk and reception area. Construction plans include two dental exam rooms and a full dental lab, as well as a renovated waiting room and reception area.

“We are excited about the progress the dental clinic has made thus far and to be able to start seeing dental patients,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Horizon’s Chief Dental Officer. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the community of Faith and the surrounding area, as we continue to provide close-to home access to primary, and now, oral health care in a cost-effective setting.”

The clinic will be open four ten-hour days, Tuesday through Friday each week. Mark Kampfe, DDS, and Jessica Lawson, Registered Dental Hygienist, have been hired to lead the dental team and provide the oral health services. “Dr. Kampfe and Jessica both have extensive previous experience in the Rapid City area and will be an asset to our Faith Dental team,” said Dr. Scholtz.

Appointments will be available starting September 19th by calling the Faith Community Health Center at 605-967-2644. A grand opening celebration will be held on Thursday, November 3rd from 11:30 am – 1:30 p.m., which the community is invited to attend. More information will be released in the coming weeks as the dental clinic prepares to open.

For over 38 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 83,000 patient visits annually in 25 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River and Woonsocket. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Aurora County Dental Clinic to Open in August; Now Accepting Appointments

(PLANKINTON, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Aurora County Dental Clinic, to be located in the same building as the current Aurora County Community Health Center.

As previously announced last fall, Horizon was named the recipient of an Expanded Services Grant, which was designated for expanding their oral health care services in Plankinton. Renovations in preparation for the expanded service have been completed at the current site and dental services will be made available in August.

The newest Horizon dental location will provide full service preventative and restorative oral health care. “We are excited for this opportunity to expand our oral health services in the Plankinton community,” said John Mengenhausen, Horizon CEO. “Dental patients will be able to utilize the same enhanced resources that are available in our medical clinic, such as the Sliding Fee program, to ensure they have access to full dental care.”

At this time, Nick Thome, DDS, and Liza Kolousek, Hygienist, from the Jerauld County Dental Clinic will be on site each week to provide oral health care to patients. Dr. Thome will be available to see patients on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Kolousek will be available to see patients on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Appointments can be made, starting immediately, by calling the Jerauld County Dental Clinic at 605-539-1381, Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am – 6:00 p.m.

For over 39 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 83,000 patient visits annually in 24 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River and Woonsocket. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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