Introducing the Sea Star Foundation

The Sea Star Foundation was established in 2005 to provide preventive dental care to third world countries. It has evolved over the years from just funding dental missions, to now focusing on helping the children of Central MN.

DVDAs of 2019, the purpose of this foundation is to be a resource for helping those children of need in Central MN by providing Oral Hygiene Education Presentations, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and Fluoride treatments.

Childhood caries is a preventable disease, and the children of Central MN are in great need of having this addressed.  Many children that we visit have never been to a dentist.  There are social barriers that prevent these children from receiving the preventative care they need. 

We strive to visit as many schools as possible, providing dental professionals with the tools needed to help these children learn healthy oral hygiene habits early on.

With your help, the Sea Star Foundation will be able to continue providing these services to children, in hopes to gain them better access to care.

More information on the Sea Star Foundation

Presentations

We would be willing to come and give a short presentation throughout Minnesota. We would love the opportunity to share with you our first hand experiences on the dental mission field.

  • Elementary Schools in MN
    • We recently received donations of toothbrushes and toothpaste from Delta Dental to reach 1,000 children in the state of MN.  Currently we have visited or plan on visiting the following locations:
      • TCC Head Start, Little Falls, MN
      • Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary School, Randall, MN
      • Lincoln Elementary, Little Falls, MN
      •  Please contact us for more information if you would like to help us to come to your school

Contact us to have an OHI Dental presentation scheduled at your local school or daycare.

Ongoing Fundraisers

Check out the different programs that are helping us out to raise funds/supplies for our foundation by clicking on our Ongoing Fundraisers page!

Venture Six: This company provided us with 1,000 child sized toothbrushes to help achieve our goal of reaching as many children as possible this year in MN!

Veterans: help us collect donations of toothbrushes and toothpaste for the veterans in MN.  In 2018, we collected over 1,200 individual personal care items to donate to the Brainerd and Little Falls Rotary Club Fundraiser, STAND DOWN. 

If you have a fundraising idea, please contact us.

Upcoming Mission Trips

Garde Saline, Haiti: Due to unsafe travel conditions in the country, this trip is postponed indefinitely.

Hopewell Community, Jamaica: If you have interest in participating in a mission trip to Jamaica, contact us so we can direct you to the team that still goes annually.

If you have any information about a reputable dental mission that you believe your fellow dental peer would enjoy, please let us know!

Click above to see if there are any mission trips you are interested in participating in or donating to.

Donate

If you’d like to lend your support to a wonderful cause, visit our Donate page for more information.

Get Help

Are you planning to participate in a dental mission and need support?
Visit our Get Help page to see how we can help.

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