Launching Your Nonprofit Organization: Practical Strategies for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

Dental hygienists and dental therapists have the remarkable ability to provide care in community-based settings by establishing collaborative agreements and forming supporting nonprofit organizations. Potential practice sites include schools, long-term care facilities, group homes, state-operated facilities, and Head Start programs. This course aims to guide hygienists and therapists to consider the benefits and pitfalls of creating a stand-alone nonprofit organization that supports the expansion of oral health care. By viewing brief videos, completing applicable worksheets, and assessing various federal and state sources and documents, you will come away with greater confidence in completing the steps necessary to establish your own nonprofit organization.

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August 1, 2021 12:00 am - June 30, 2024 11:45 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

How to complete this course

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Part A: Introduction 

  1. Watch Introduction Video

Part B: Vision and Mission

  1. Watch Vision and Mission Video until marker 1:45
  2. Complete or review Vision Statement Worksheet  
  3. Watch Vision and Mission Video from marker 1:55 to 6:22
  4. Complete or review Mission Statement Worksheet

Part C: Administrative Requirements

  1. Watch Administrative Requirements Video until marker 3:40
  2. Analyze Administrative Tasks Checklist
  3. Watch Administrative Requirements Video from marker 3:40 to 8:14
  4. Click through and review seven Federal Resources links  
  5. Watch Administrative Requirements Video to completion
  6. Click through and review two  Minnesota Resources links   

Part D: Collaborative Agreements

  1. Watch Collaborative Agreements Video until marker 8:44
  2. Click through and review the Minnesota Board of Dentistry Collaborative Agreement information
  3. Watch Collaborative Agreements Video from marker 8:44 to 9:27
  4. Click through and review the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services information
  5. Watch Collaborative Agreements Video to completion 
  6. Click through and review two links for Minnesota Department of Health information 

Part E: Business Plan and Hiring Employees

  1. Watch Business Plan and Hiring Employees Video

How to receive CE credit

  1. Register for the course. 
  2. Complete your brief quiz and course evaluation.
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion via email.


Learn How To

  • Consider the pitfalls and benefits of creating a nonprofit organization
  • Develop a pathway to establish and manage your nonprofit organization.
  • Assess the essential documents and policies impacting your decision to launch a nonprofit organization.