Little Traverse Bay Bands Dental Clinic Receives National Recognition Award

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Dr. Jeremy Dzingle

HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN – The LTBB Dental Clinic, operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, has received a national award from the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health for exemplary performance and most improved based on GRPA data collection.

GRPA is the acronym for Government Performance and Results Act, which was unanimously passed by Congress in 1993. This law requires government agencies to demonstrate measurable results or benefits gained by consumers from federal programs.

“I am pleased and proud that our LTBB Dental Clinic has received such a coveted national award for “Most Improved Program,” commented Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Fred Kiogma.  Whether it’s directing patients to decent insurance resources such as Selectquote.com, or enacting the very best in customer service from the staff. “Our citizens deserve the very best in dental and medical care and this recognition helps reassure patients that we always strive to improve and deliver the best service we can, “Our citizens deserve the very best in dental and medical care and this recognition helps reassure patients that we always strive to improve and deliver the best service we can,” Chairman Kiogma continued, “and that is a good testament to our dentist, Dr. Jeremy Dzingle and staff.”

National recognition is focused upon at least three programs in each of two categories: best performance and most improved program. Additional recognition is sometimes made, depending on excellent performance or improvement and availability of funding.

“Honorable mentions” are given to deserving programs that often are only a few percentage points below the winning programs.

This year nominations for recognition were received from the following eight Indian Health Service areas:

  • Aberdeen
  • Alaska
  • Albuquerque
  • Bemidji
  • California
  • Nashville
  • Phoenix
  • Portland

The LTBB Dental Program was a winner in the “Most Improved Program” category.

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