Our History

  • South Lane Children Dental Care Coalition (SLCDC) was  formed in early February of 2012 to address the children's health care needs in our community. The Children's Dental Clinic is supported by the following organizations: South Lane School District, Lane Community College, Cottage Grove Community Hospital and Clinics, Cottage Grove Community Hospital Foundation, Cottage Grove Community Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Collins Foundation, Juan Young Trust and the Cottage Grove Dental Volunteer Team.

    In addition to the above mentioned key partnership organizations, the following organizations are also part of this Coalition: Lane County Health Services, Head Start, South Lane Family Resource Center, CG Family Relief Nursery,  Parent Partnership, South Lane Mental Health, Community Sharing, Rotary Club of Cottage Grove.  The coalition meets and helps support the clinic through referrals, clinic volunteer services, transportation of children to clinic services and financial support.  The Coalition meets and helps advise on community issues pertinent to the Dental Clinic children service needs and collaborative efforts recommended to address these needs.