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Prairie Winds Dental Welcomes Outreach Students

Sep 19, 2019 | Blog

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in Howard from September 16 – October 11. The students visiting Howard are Matt Anderson and Miranda Lommen-Mielke.

Matt Anderson, a Sioux Falls native, completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. In his spare time, he enjoys playing violin, golfing and spending time outdoors. Anderson recently married his wife, Shelby, who is currently finishing her residency program as an optometrist. Their future plans include practicing in either Sioux Falls or Rapid City.

Miranda Lommen-Mielke, a Sioux Falls native, enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and puppy, as well as spending time with her family. After dental school she hopes to attend a Pediatric Residency program with hopes of providing dental care to children with special needs.

“It is a pleasure to welcome two dental students from the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry to our team at Prairie Winds Dental,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with the area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit

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