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In Oregon, 58% of third graders had dental decay according to a recent survey

- Oregon’s Health Future, 2013

Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic began in 1998 with the vision of Dr. H. M. Kemple, a dentist who wanted to ensure all children received excellent dental care regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Our mission has expanded over the years to meet the oral health needs of Central Oregon – our focus is on prevention of oral health disease, providing a wide range of dental care services to children and young adults in our region, regardless of insurability or ability to pay.

Oregon ranks as one of the worst states in the US for dental decay. Oral health is vital for overall health and Kemple Clinic and our supporters believe all children deserve bright smiles! Early intervention is key to ensuring good dental habits and outcomes, so we partner with various community agencies to reach kids and teach them great oral health habits.

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The Kemple Clinic thrives on referrals from various community non-profit and service agencies.

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See who makes us successful in our mission. Community Partners. Dental Professionals. Brighter Smiles Campaign Supporters.

Donate now.

Your donations contribute to all Kemple Clinic services. You can help eliminate childhood dental disease – the most chronic disease affecting America’s children. You can make a difference.

If you are over 70 1/2 years of age, you may make a gift (QCD – qualified charitable distribution) from your IRA without counting those gifts as part of your adjusted gross income. You simply instruct your IRA custodian to send the funds directly to the Kemple Clinic.