A Letter from Leadership
Dear Friends and Partners,
In just 13 years, My Community Dental Centers (MCDC) has grown to be one of the largest nonprofit dental providers in the United States. As I look back on the history and what has brought MCDC to where it is today — a profound growth and impact — it is remarkable how much this team has accomplished, not only in terms of reach, but in the steadfast dedication to helping patients and communities.
Access to dental care remains an overwhelming challenge for underserved populations in the State of Michigan. In 2019, MCDC served nearly 88,000 patients at 34 dental centers. From regular checkups and cleanings to ongoing treatments – MCDC helped serve individuals who may have otherwise forgone care.
While our achievements have been great, we have only reached a portion of the need.
Together, we can change that.
There is so much potential at MCDC – potential for deeper impact and interconnected communities to break down barriers, strengthen education and advocacy for dental care.
Now it’s time for us to take root – create broader change, deepen partnerships while building a supportive appealing culture that enhances the experience of our most valuable stakeholders – patients, team members, health department partners, health professionals, and community organizations.
We are motivated by our new mission to enhance community health by providing access to quality dental care for all.
As a team, we envision a shared space where we value different perspectives, overcome obstacles and work alongside one another. We strive to improve oral health for more than a portion, but for everyone who needs quality dental care. MCDC has confidence that core values, strong mission and our path forward will inspire hearts, minds, and drive even greater impact.
With the support of partners like you, MCDC is taking a leadership role to create awareness through education, encourage collaboration and provide excellent dental care that brings benefits to everyone – one smile at a time.
As we look to take root, we know that 2020 will be even bigger (and brighter!). I am humbled, honored and excited to see how together we can accomplish our mission.
Deborah Brown, DMD, MHA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer