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terri3000  

Need free dental care/ Dentures

I'm a 48 year old woman who needs help with her teeth, badly. some are broken, and some are falling out, and hurt. I'm afraid of the dentist so that's why I haven't been in a long, long time. I have a job, but don't make much money. I'm a server at a hotel, and have one child. I need my top teeth pulled out and put dentures in. I would like to smile again, I would be so happy if you could help me. Thank for listening.
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Ohio Dental OPTIONS For Low Income

he ability to receive quality dental care is important but many Americans must often choose between dental care and other expenses of daily living - and dental care is often sacrificed.

While it is reported nationally that access to affordable dental care is a major problem, organized dentistry in the state of Ohio has been visionary, responding to this need with statewide programs that provide needed access to oral health care to qualified individuals.

One such program is Dental OPTIONS, sponsored by the Ohio Dental Association and Ohio Department of Health. It is a program that links people in need with dentists who have agreed to treat approved patients for reduced fees.

Resources:

Click here for information on enrolling in OPTIONS and frequently asked questions

Click here to download a Dental OPTIONS patient application.

Click here for an OPTIONS dentist brochure and learn how the program works for Ohio dentists.

Click here to download a Dental OPTIONS dentist enrollment form.

Click here to download a treatment form. Reporting treatment values of Dental OPTIONS patients is an important component of the program. If you have questions or need assistance, contact your referral coordinator at 1.888.765.6789.

More programs are needed to ensure that all Ohioans get the dental care they need. The ODA is working with the Ohio Department of Health to determine cost-effective ways to provide care to vulnerable Ohioans.

The Ohio Department of Health provides information on finding dental care, including Safety Net Dental Care Programs in the state, and information on Healthy Start, Dental OPTIONS and more. A Safety Net program offers sliding fee schedules, reduced fees or free care to those who cannot afford a private dentist. For information on safety net programs, contact a referral coordinator of the OPTIONS program, 1.888.765.6789.

For more information on Dental OPTIONS call 1.888.765.6789.

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Discounted Dental Plans That Will Help You Save Money

If you are looking for a way to save on your dental expenses, then you might want to check out this site.  A lot of you may not have insurance, but a dental discount can be just as beneficial.  Look into it, check the site out below, and enter your zip code for plans in your area.  These plans are very cheap, and can help you out.  I know, my dad does not have insurance, so we got him a plan in our area.  We do not not have a lot of money to spend, but at least we were able to take care of some teeth that needed to be extracted.  Instead of suffering, he was able to get some help.

http://discounteddental.services-online.org/

Here is a short list of procedures discounted by most of the plans offered:

Examinations
Cleanings
X-rays
Fluoride treatments
Root canals
Braces
Dentures
Wisdom teeth extractions
Gum surgery
Dental implants
Fillings
Crowns
Bridges
Plus many other dental procedures
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Help With Dental Procedures

If you are looking for a way to save on your dental expenses, then you might want to check out this site.

http://discounteddental.services-online.org/

Here is a short list of procedures discounted by most of the plans offered:

Examinations
Cleanings
X-rays
Fluoride treatments
Root canals
Braces
Dentures
Wisdom teeth extractions
Gum surgery
Dental implants
Fillings
Crowns
Bridges
Plus many other dental procedures
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friendshelpingfriends  

Need Help With Dental Care?????

Here's an excellent way to help save on dental care.  

Search for a dental plan where you live.  Just visit the following link:

http://www.discounteddental.services-online.org/

Discount dental plans offer savings on a wide range of dental procedures. Here is a short list of procedures discounted by most of the plans we offer:

Examinations
Cleanings
X-rays
Fluoride treatments
Root canals
Braces
Dentures
Wisdom teeth extractions
Gum surgery
Dental implants
Fillings
Crowns
Bridges
Plus many other dental procedures
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Michigan Free or Low Cost Care from a Dentist

Find a Dentist - Michigan Oral Health Directory:
This directory lists information by county on where you can find a public health dentist, community dental clinic, community health center, dental school, or other source of low cost or Medicaid dental care.  View the Michigan Oral Health Directory.

Find more information on oral health here.

Community Dental Programs:
There are community dental programs that provide help to seniors, people with disabilities, the poor, patients on Medicaid, persons with no dental insurance, and persons in need of dental care thay can't otherwise afford.  Find a community dental program near you.

This information is provided by the Michigan Dental Association.  Find more information on the Michigan Dental Association here.

Community Health Centers:
Many community health centers offer dental care.  Community health centers care for you even if you have no health insurance.  You pay what you can afford based on your income.  Find a community health center near you.

Find more information on community health centers here.

Free Clinics:
Some free clnics offer free dental care.  Free clinics use volunteer health care providers to give free or low cost care to people without insurance.  Find a free clinic near you.

Find more information on free clinics here.

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Finding Low-Cost Dental Care

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), one of the federal government's National Institutes of Health, leads the nation in conducting and supporting research to improve oral health. As a research organization, NIDCR does not provide financial assistance for dental treatment. The following resources, however, may help you find the dental care you need.

Clinical Trials

NIDCR sometimes seeks volunteers with specific dental, oral, and craniofacial conditions to participate in research studies, also known as clinical trials. Researchers may provide study participants with limited free or low-cost dental treatment for the particular condition they are studying. To find out if there are any NIDCR clinical trials that you might fit into, visit the NIDCR web site and click on "NIDCR Studies Seeking Patients." For a complete list of all federally funded clinical trials, visit http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/home. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may need to visit your local library or ask a friend or family member for assistance.

To see if you qualify for any clinical trials being conducted at our Bethesda, Maryland, campus, you can call the Clinical Center's Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office at 1-800-411-1222.

Dental Schools

Dental schools can be a good source of quality, reduced-cost dental treatment. Most of these teaching facilities have clinics that allow dental students to gain experience treating patients while providing care at a reduced cost. Experienced, licensed dentists closely supervise the students. Post-graduate and faculty clinics are also available at most schools.

Dental hygiene schools may also offer supervised, low-cost preventive dental care as part of the training experience for dental hygienists.

To find out if there are schools of dentistry or dental hygiene in your area, call your state dental society or association. These organizations are listed in your telephone book. For a complete list of dental schools, visit the American Dental Association web site at http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/search_ddsdmd_us.asp. To locate dental hygiene schools, go to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association web site at http://www.adha.org/careerinfo/dir_education.htm. You can also contact the National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse at:

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
1 NOHIC Way
Bethesda, Maryland 20892–3500
1-866-232-4528

Bureau of Primary Health Care

The Bureau of Primary Health Care, a service of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), supports federally-funded community health centers across the country that provide free or reduced-cost health services, including dental care. To obtain a list of centers in your area, contact the HRSA Information Center toll-free at 1-888-Ask-HRSA (1-888-275-4772) or visit their web site at http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers three important federally-funded programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

  • Medicare is a health insurance program for people who are 65 years and older or for people with specific disabilities. Medicare does not cover most routine dental care or dentures. Visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareDentalCoverage/.
  • Medicaid is a state-run program that provides medical benefits, and in some cases dental benefits, to eligible individuals and families. States set their own guidelines regarding who is eligible and what services are covered. Most states provide limited emergency dental services for people age 21 or over, while some offer comprehensive services. For most individuals under the age of 21, dental services are provided under Medicaid. Visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidDentalCoverage/.
  • SCHIP helps children up to age 19 who are without health insurance. SCHIP provides medical coverage and, in most cases, dental services to children who qualify. Dental services covered under this program vary from state to state. Visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/SCHIPDentalCoverage/.

CMS can provide detailed information about each of these programs and refer you to state programs where applicable. If you currently have Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Others may call 1-877-267-2323 or visit the CMS web site at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/. You can also write to them at the address below:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244

State and Local Resources

Your state or local health department may know of programs in your area that offer free or reduced-cost dental care. Call your local or state health department to learn more about their financial assistance programs. Check your local telephone book for the number to call.

United Way

The United Way may be able to direct you to free or reduced-cost dental services in your community. Check your telephone book for the number of your local United Way chapter.

For additional copies of this fact sheet contact:

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
1 NOHIC Way
Bethesda, Maryland 20892–3500
1-866-232-4528
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/

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tinalb  

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Hello. I just discovered this particular forum. I just accidentally stumbled acrooss this. I am constantly looking for dental help for my 30 year old daughter (Deci). She has had bad teeth for years and she is at the point that she is in constant pain. It is heartbraking to see Deci go through the horrific pain that she is suffering. I also went through the same thing and ended up having 15 teeth extracted and a full set of dentures at 32 years old. And this was after a full set of antibiotics and a trip to the emergency room to have emergency surgery to save my life. The abcess nearly went to my brain.  This apparently is heriditary because I have MANY in my family line that has had the same problem and ended up with dentures. Deci is now separated from her husband with a 3 year old daughter, and she is having a very rough time making ends meet. She goes to her part time waitress job every day in excrutiating pain and her face is swollen a lot. We try to keep antibiotics on hand for her to take, but now it is getting to the point that even the antibiotics is not even working. I am desperately seeking help for her. She has no extra income whatsoever to cover any kind of dental work. Not even an examination. I am not financially able to help her and it is breaking my heart. I am in constant fear for her health. Is there anyone out there that can help her? It would be the answer to our prayers. She is in pain as I write this. Thank you so much in advance for any help that you can give. God bless.
Tina
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Colorado Springs, Colorado Resources for Low-Income Dental Care

Many publicly funded and private trust funds provide some assistance for dental care for low-income individuals. Please understand that, as a rule, these agencies pay only a portion of the usual fee and rely upon dentists donating the remainder of their usual charges for services. For this reason not all dentists can be expected to participate in the programs listed below.

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Patients must follow the requirements of the agency in order to qualify for financial assistance, as well as be prepared to pay for a portion of their care depending upon their income (except Medicaid). The involved agency will then refer qualified patients to participating dentists for evaluation and for treatment, as indicated.

Colorado Medicaid
105 North Spruce
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Phone: 636-0000
Low-income, family financial evaluation required through Social Services. General dental care for children under the age of 18. Over the age of 18, only for the treatment of infection.


Peak Vista Community Health Center
3400 Printers Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Phone: 475-0783
Low-income, family financial evaluation required. CHC accepts Medicaid and sliding-fee schedule, depending upon qualifying low income.


Friends of Man
Contact: 1-303-337-4377
Agency is located in Denver. Committee evaluation on a case-by-case basis. Required completion of application and review by committee. Patient will be required to pay a determined portion of the fees.


Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND)
Contact: 227-1018
Children of indigent parents. Application required.


Melvin Turner Trust
Contact: Headstart - Community Partnership for Child Development
635-1536 x219 Mary Skatberg
Funded by the Colorado Springs Dental Society to provide dental care for Head Start children and their siblings. Qualification is through enrollment in the Head Start or through the Community Health Center


Old Age Pensioners Program
Contact: 444-8060
State of Colorado funded program. Long-term residency and low income requirements. Patient may need to pay a portion for dental treatment.


Silver Key Senior Services
Contact: 633-1521
Seniors on low/fixed incomes. Financial evaluation required. Limited financial assistance for dental care.


Trimble Fund
Contact: 634-7360
Committee evaluation on a case-by-case basis based on need. Required completion of application and review by committee.

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Minnesota Free Dental Services

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, Donated Dental Services (DDS)
800-365-7229

Must be disabled, elderly, or medically compromised and have no other way of paying for dental care.

Free comprehensive dental services for those who qualify.

Must call Julie Donelan at 800-365-7229 to begin application process. Services received through participating volunteer dentists in their dental offices.

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Wisconsin Dental Services

Free or Reduced-Fee Dental Services


Donated Dental Services is a low-cost program coordinated by the Wisconsin Dental Foundation, a charitable subsidiary of the Wisconsin Dental Association. Dental services are available to patients who are permanently disabled, critically ill, or elderly. To find out more, contact the program�s referral coordinator at 888-338-6852.

Seal Dane is a service offered by Dane County. The program provides free dental sealants to eligible children at selected Madison and Dane County schools. More information is available by calling the Seal Dane coordinator at (608) 242-6414 or the Dane County Dental Health Coordinator at (608) 242-6510.

Ronald McDonald CareMobile™ :  This traveling unit provides no-cost dental services to qualifying children in 11 south-central Wisconsin counties. 

Clinics offering free or reduced-fee dental care

HealthNet Dental Clinic in Janesville offers free care to eligible low-income Rock County residents with no health insurance. The clinic is located at 1344 Creston Park Drive, Suite 2, Janesville. For more information about HealthNet Dental Clinic's screening procedure and services call 608-531-0464.

Marquette University School of Dentistry Dental Clinic provides dental care for about half the price of a private dentist. Participating clinics are located both in and outside of Milwaukee. You will need to schedule an initial screening appointment to determine if you are eligible for clinic services. For more information call 414-288-1510 (English) or 414-288-1520 (Spanish).

The Marshfield Clinic Park Falls Dental Center opened March 3, 2008. The dental center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday � Friday. A sliding fee scale will assist those with limited income and no insurance. You can schedule an appointment by calling 715-762-0200 or by visiting the Center's web site.

The Marshfield Clinic Chippewa Dental Center serves all patients regardless of the insurance or ability to pay. The Center offers a dental  financial assistance program but there are certain requirements. Information about the requirements is available by calling 715-738-2000. The center is located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

The Marshfield Clinic Ladysmith Dental Center provides dental care on a sliding-fee scale.  The center is located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin and can be reached by phone at: 715-532-2500.

The Owen Dental Center provides dental care in Clark County for patients of all income levels including those who are uninsured or underinsured. The Center is located in Owen, Wisconsin and can be reached by telephone at 715-229-4337.

The Max W. Pohle Dental Clinic provides dental care with a special focus on persons with particular medical needs. Special payment plans for the uninsured are available. The clinic is located in Madison and can be reached by phone at (608) 267-6500. 

The Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, list free and reduced-fee clinics.  Some of these clinics provide dental care.

The Wisconsin Dental Association has a list of reduced rate dental clinics for low-income and uninsured individuals.

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Denver Low Income Dental Referral Listing

While we are very fortunate to have so many dental clinics and programs in the Denver metro area - the need for dental care far outweighs the resources available.  We make every attempt to keep our list as up-to-date as possible, however, be aware that emergency and appointment availability is subject to change. We recommend you contact the programs directly for which you may qualify and we encourage you follow any specified acceptance protocols (i.e., fill out the application, get your name on the waiting list, etc). Because the need for dental services is so great, in many cases you will need to exercise patience and diligence.

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MEDICAID INFORMATION:

Colorado Dental Association: Find-A-Dentist
www.cdaonline.org
Online search for Medicaid Dentists in Colorado

State Department - To assist Medicaid patients to find a Medicaid provider

  • Marci Bonnett, (303) 866-3604

MEDICARE PARTS A & B:

ACCESS ADVANTAGE
(877) 287-6767 Main Number

  • Offers its members $750 per year in dental coverage provided by Delta Dental
  • Available in following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso and Jefferson
  • Has transportation and podiatry benefits
  • Oral health plan specifically designated for people who have Medicare Parts A & B and for children on Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

NO COUNTY REQUIREMENTS:

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF DENVER DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM
Lowry Campus, Building 753
1062 Akron Way, Denver CO 80230
(303) 365-8338 Main number

  • Exams, x-rays, cleanings, preventive maintenance and sealants at reduced rates
  • Rates are reduced more for children and seniors.
  • Now offering bleaching
  • APPROXIMATE COST for a cleaning $25 with x-rays additional
  • No insurance accepted

DENVER RESCUE MISSION
1130 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 294-0157 Main number
denrescue@aol.com Email

  • Dental grants are provided to persons in need
  • EXTRACTIONS OFFERED (appointments available only two times per month)
  • Dental grants for full dentures
  • Need to work full-time, retired or on disability
  • Contact Kathy Collins, Clinic Supervisor for more information

FRIENDS OF MAN
P.O. Box 937, Littleton, CO 80160
(303) 798-2342 Main number

Limited financial assistance is provided for food, medicine, dentures, wheelchairs, clothing, prostheses, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and other appropriate needs. No assistance available for rent, mortgages, utilities or back bills. No cash available.

  • NO EMERGENCY VISITS
  • Referral from a third party professional with expertise in a social services or educational/medical field required
  • Applications accepted from an agency on behalf of the individual
  • Concentrate mostly on DENTURES, upper, lower or both
    They will consider other work on a case by case basis
  • Strong work history required

INNER CITY HEALTH CENTER

3800 York Street, Denver CO 80205

(303) 296-4873 Dental Clinic

(303) 382-2808 Dental Fax

ichc@innercityhealth.com  Email

  • Serving the low-income and uninsured population
  • General dental services
  • No cosmetic dental services
  • $80 EMERGENCY VISITS (per person, per tooth) - limited availability
  • Medicaid and CHP+ acceptedfor children’s services at New Hope
  • Sliding scale fee available
  • Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 12pm and 1 - 4:30 p.m.

 

NEW HOPE DENTAL SERVICES

(satellite dental clinic of Inner City Health Center)

4200 W. Conejos Place, LL5

Denver, CO 80204

(720) 956-0310 Dental Clinic

(720) 956-0313 Dental Fax

ichc@innercityhealth.com  Email

  • Serving the low-income and uninsured population
  • General dental services
  • No cosmetic dental services
  • $80 EMERGENCY VISITS (per person, per tooth) - limited availability
  • Medicaid and CHP+ acceptedfor children’s services at New Hope
  • Sliding scale fee available
  • Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 12pm and 1 - 4:30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
13065 East 17th Avenue, Aurora CO 80010
(303) 724-6900 Main number

(303) 724-6942 - EMERGENCY WALK-IN ONLY

Offers general dentistry for adults

  • $120 EMERGENCY VISITS (for extractions and fillings) - limited availability
  • 30% less than private practices
  • Adults only (ages 17/18 +)
  • Applications needed to become a patient
  • Medicaid accepted under 21 years, over 21 extractions only

BOULDER, LONGMONT, LOUISVILLE ONLY:

DENTAL AID, Inc.
4155 Darley Ave. Ste C, Boulder CO 80305
(303) 499-7072 Main number

Pediatric Clinic in Louisville
(303) 665-8228 Main number

Adult Clinic in Longmont
(303) 682-2619 Main number

  • Routine dental care and prevention services
  • Emergency care, starts at $40
  • Services provided to low-income residents of all ages
  • Set fees ½ of general dentist visit
  • Medicaid, Delta and CHP + accepted

DENVER COUNTY ONLY:

DENVER HEALTH MEDICAL DENTAL CLINIC
3rd Floor of Dental Health Medical Center
301 West 6th Avenue
(303) 602-8200 Clinic number
(303) 436-6000 Main number

Full range of dental treatments, except orthodontics, is offered to persons living in Denver County.

  • Medicaid patient under age 21 or over 21 if Dental emergency
  • Parent or guardian must accompany 18 or under
  • Picture ID and utility bill with name on it
  • Co-pay or $105.00 deposit due at time of service
  • No age requirements
  • Does not discriminate
  • Cost based on income level
  • Must be seen as an emergency patient for the first visit. Emergency Room days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Check-in times are 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. or noon to 1 p.m.

EASTSIDE DENTAL CLINIC
501 28th Street, Denver, CO
(303) 436-4600 Main number

Offers routine, acute, and chronic care, minor emergency care, Ob/Gyn and family planning services, well baby and pediatric care, teen clinic, dental care, laboratory and x-ray services, nutrition counseling and education, podiatry and pharmacy services to residents of Denver County.

  • Denver County residents only
  • Medicaid for adult emergencies and all children services
  • $105 emergency fee deposit required at time of service -They bill for the remainder
  • Parent or guardian must accompany 18 or under
  • You will need proof of address and photo ID
  • Fees based on sliding scale
  • If not on Medicaid need to become a member of the Discount Program through the enrollment specialist @ 990 Banock St. (720) 956-2300
  • Walk-in times are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Those checking in at 11 a.m. are seen after 1:30 p.m.

WESTSIDE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER DENTAL CLINIC
1100 Federal Boulevard, Denver CO 80204
(303) 436-4345 Main number

Offers routine, acute, and chronic care, minor emergency care, Ob/Gyn and family planning services, well baby and pediatric care, teen clinic, dental care, laboratory and x-ray services, nutrition counseling and education, podiatry and pharmacy services to residents of Denver County.

  • Denver County residents only
  • $105 deposit at time of service (if not on Medicaid/or insurance)
  • You will need proof of address and photo ID
  • Medicaid accepted for children and adult dental emergencies
  • Parent or guardian must accompany 18 or under
  • If not on Medicaid need to become a member of the Discount Program through the enrollment specialist @ 990 Banock St. (720) 956-2300
  • Hours: Walk- ins Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. only

EASTERN ADAMS COUNTY ONLY

(Some Restrictions Apply):

SALUD FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS
1115 Second St., Fort Lupton CO 80621
Hours: M – W, F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Th, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
(303) 892-0004 Main number

6075 Parkway Drive, #160, Commerce City CO 80022
(303) 286-6755 Program number
Hours: M – F, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

630 Main, P.O. Box 189 Frederick, CO 80530
(303) 833-2050 Program number
Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Offers routine dental care such as general dentistry, children’s dentistry, oral surgery, diagnosis services, restorations, endodontics, emergencies and prevention services and education.

  • Ability to pay; Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance accepted
  • Sliding scale fees based on number of people in family and income
  • Show proof of address and income for last 3 months
  • Call to schedule and appointment
  • Call at 8 a.m. for emergency appointments

CHILDREN’S CLINIC
114 Bristlecone Dr., Ft. Collins CO 80524
(970) 494-4040 Program number
Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY ONLY:

JEFFCO ACTION CENTER-EMERGENCY FUNDS
8755 W. 14th Avenue, Lakewood CO 80215
(303) 237-7704 Main number
(303) 237-6002 Fax

Limited financial assistance, depending on funding available at any given time, is provided to low income and homeless persons in Jefferson County. Financial assistance may be available for emergency eye and dental care, prescriptions, and rent, rent deposits, utilities, and Colorado identification cards. Also supplies bus tokens.

  • Low income and homeless persons living in Jefferson County
  • Photo ID and proof of address need to be provided
  • Services include one extraction, per family, per lifetime
  • Dental help provided if funds are available
  • Make a check payable to dentist for service
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste available if needed
  • Call for more information, or visit the location
  • Hours: M – F, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL (NAMI) - Jeffco
(303) 420-2006 Donna Grano
(303) 432-5406 Bob Michael

  • NO COST dental services for ADULTS ONLY with severe and persistent mental illness (i.e., obsessive/compulsive, bi-polar, schizophrenia, major depression)
  • Must be a client of Jefferson Center for the Mentally Ill. Call above to become client
  • For residents of Jefferson, Gilpin, Clear Creek counties

AIDS/HIV+ PATIENTS ONLY:

HOWARD DENTAL CENTER
1420 Ogden Street, Denver, CO 80218
(303) 863-0772 Main number
(303) 832-7823 Fax
howarddental@mho.net Email

Offers professional dental care in a private practice setting to medically indigent persons who are HIV positive or have AIDS.

  • Sliding scale fees, and Medicaid accepted
  • Provide diagnostic and preventive services
  • Regular dental cleanings and home care instructions
  • Emergency care
  • Restorations, extractions, root canals, replacement of missing teeth, crown and bridge
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays ONLY: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CHILDREN ONLY:

CHILDREN’S HEALTH PLAN PLUS (CHPS+) DENTAL BENEFITS:
600 17th Street, #710, South Tower
Denver, CO 80202

(800) 359-1991 Eligibility/Applications - Customer Service (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
(800) 610-0201 To find participating dentists
(303) 866-3388 or (303) 866-3646 Administration
www.cchp.org website

Low-cost health insurance program for uninsured Colorado children age 18 and under whose families earn or own too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance.

  • Children 18 and under that are NOT eligible for Medicaid
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Living in a financially-qualified family
  • Fees depend on family size and income
  • Call to get an application, or request one on the website
  • Covers check-ups and shots, other doctor visits, hospitalization and hospital services, prescribed medications, mental health services, glasses and hearing aids
  • Dental provided by Delta Dental Network of Colorado
  • Services include preventive and diagnostic, basic restorative, oral surgery and endodontics care

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DENTAL CLINIC
1575 Wheeling, Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 777-6788 Program number

HEALTHY SMILES DENTAL CLINIC
Building 514 on Fitzsimons Campus
1958 Tucson Way, Aurora CO 80010
(303) 724-2273 Program number

Evaluation and treatment of children with dental problems including surgery.

  • Children 15 months – 13 years, handicapped up to 19 years
  • All major health insurance plans accepted, including Medicaid
  • Special payment arrangements made for kids without health insurance
  • $80 deposit due at time of appointment
  • Emergencies and scheduled appointments available
  • No residency requirement
  • Teeth cleaning, cavity prevention, fillings, gum disease treatment
  • Injuries to the mouth and teeth, growth or developmental problems
  • Hours: M – F, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (fall, winter and spring hours) and M-Th, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (summer hours)

CHILDRENS DENTAL HEALTH CENTER
495 South Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80219
(303) 937-7511 Program Number

2295 South Chambers, Aurora, Colorado
(303) 751-6511 Program Number

  • Children 0-20 years
  • Medicaid and CHP accepted
  • Most other major insurance accepted
  • Patients with NO INSURANCE we offer Medicaid Fees if paid on same day at service provided
  • Emergencies seen on same day

KIDS IN NEED OF DENTISTRY (KIND)
(303) 733-3710 Administrative Offices
(877) 544-KIND Toll-free
(303) 733-3670 Fax
info@kindsmiles.org Email
www.kindsmiles.org

Coordinates service of volunteer and paid dentists to provide preventive and routine dental care for youth living in the metro Denver area.

  • Low-income children ages birth to 18 years
  • Accept Medicaid and CHP+
  • Must not have private dental insurance
  • Must be approved as eligible
  • Proof of income is required
  • Fees $20 co-pay plus 10% of normal fee for treatment, per visit

For applications and appointments contact the Administrative Offices.

KIDS NOW
Phone #: (877) KIDS-NOW – Free government-sponsored children’s health insurance program for families with financial difficulties

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

GIVE BACK A SMILE PROGRAM
National Coalition against Domestic Violence
(800) 773-4227 Program number

www.givebackasmile.com

  • Takes 9 weeks to process after application submitted

 

HOMELESS ONLY:

COLORADO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS DENTAL CLINIC
2111 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 293-2217 Program number

Offers preventive, emergency and restorative care to the homeless.

  • No charge for dental work, but need to meet the criteria for “homeless”
  • Emergency, General Dentistry, dentures, root canals and limited access to referrals for specialty care
  • Hours: M - F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:

COLORADO FOUNDATION OF DENTISTRY FOR THE HANDICAPPED (CFDH)
1800 15th Street #100, Denver CO 80202
(303) 534-5360 Main number
(303) 534-5290 Fax

CFDH DENTAL HOUSECALLS (VANS Programs)
Offers dental house calls for homebound persons, persons with disabilities, and residents of nursing homes in the metro Denver area who cannot easily get to dental offices.

PROGRAM HAS WAITING LIST OF ONE YEAR

  • Arrange FREE (depending on income level) dental care for low-income seniors, persons with disabilities, homebound persons and residents of nursing homes.
  • Sliding scale fees
  • Must complete application
  • Call to schedule and appointment
  • Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DENVER RESCUE MISSION
1130 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 294-0157 Main number
denrescue@aol.com Email

  • Dental grants are provided to persons in need
  • EXTRACTIONS OFFERED (only two times per month)
  • Dental grants for full dentures
  • Need to work full-time, retired or on disability
  • Contact Kathy Collins, Clinic Supervisor for more information

SENIORS:

SENIOR ANSWERS & SERVICES, INC. / OLD AGE PENSION DENTAL PROGRAM
3006 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80206
(303) 333-3482 Main number
dohery001@worldnet.att.net Email

Dental services including dentures, partials, fillings, and extractions for individuals who receive Old Age Pension benefits from the State of Colorado. or Medicare Savings individuals can only receive services once in a lifetime.

  • Call for an application
  • Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Over age 60 only

TRI-COUNTY HEALTH SENIOR PROGRAM
4857 South Broadway, Englewood CO 80110
(303) 761-1340 Program number
(303) 761-1528 Fax

Dental clinic available for low-income seniors living in Arapahoe County.

  • By application only
  • OVER 55 YEARS
  • No insurance
  • Medicaid extractions only
  • Sliding Scale fee + 25% of lab fees
  • Will arrange payments
  • Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

VETERANS ONLY:

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION DENTAL CLINIC
1055 Clearmont St., Denver CO 80220
(303) 393-2823 Main number
www.vaww.denver.med.va.gov Email

  • 100% Service Connected Disabled, permanent or total, OR Ex-prisoner of war, OR
  • Currently being compensated for dental injury received during military duty, OR
  • Currently enrolled in vocational rehab program
  • Just out of military (90 days)
  • No residency requirement
  • Full range of dental services
  • Hours: M – F, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Washington State Low Cost Dental Care

This is a list of low cost dental care providers who either offer sliding fees based on income or low fees. This list does not imply approval nor does omission imply disapproval.  For more information call 360-397-8020.

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Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program (ABCD)

Dental program for Medicaid-eligible children between the ages of birth to 6     
Phone: (360) 397-8000 ext. 7371

Clark College Dental Hygiene Clinic

Phone: (360) 992-2158
Cleanings, fillings and x-rays. Low fees. Medicaid NOT accepted.
http://cf.clark.edu/HoursLocation/normal/dentalHygieneClinic.cfm

Clark County Vocational Skill Center

Phone: (360) 604-1050 ext. 2187
Treatment available November through May. Low fees or Medicaid accepted.

Free Clinic of SW Washington Dental, Vancouver

Phone: (360) 313-1390
Free dental care for low-income children and adults with no dental insurance. Limited services. Call for times and locations

Oregon Health Sciences University

Phone: (503) 494-8867
Treatment for any dental problem; limited space available. Low fees.  Medicaid accepted.
http://www.ohsu.edu/sod/

Russell Street Dental Clinic

Phone: (503) 494-6822
Emergency patients only. Monday through Saturday. Stand-by basis. $40.00 fee.  Medicaid NOT accepted.  Sliding fee ranging from $94.00 - $249.00. Bring proof of income.

Sea Mar Community Health Center

Phone: (360) 574-4074
Fee based on income. Medicaid or private insurance accepted.
Children and adults

Washington State Dental Access Outreach

Reduced cost dental services through participating dentists.
Eligibility: Older adults - age 65 or o older, disabled or Alzheimer's patients of any age.
Information and application 1-800-448-3368 or 206-448-1914 or email: sandy@wsda.org

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The State Soldier's Assistance Program also provides assistance with dental and optical needs for veterans and their dependents who meet strict income and asset guidelines.

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Applications for the State Soldiers Assistance Program must be made through the County Veteran Service Officer.

Assistance is provided for the following items:

Contact: Your County Veterans Service Officer

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Ohio Dental Care Options For Low Income

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The ability to receive quality dental care is important but many Americans must often choose between dental care and other expenses of daily living - and dental care is often sacrificed.

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While it is reported nationally that access to affordable dental care is a major problem, organized dentistry in the state of Ohio has been visionary, responding to this need with statewide programs that provide needed access to oral health care to qualified individuals.

One such program is Dental OPTIONS, sponsored by the Ohio Dental Association and Ohio Department of Health. It is a program that links people in need with dentists who have agreed to treat approved patients for reduced fees.

Resources:

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Click here for frequently asked questions

Click here to download a Dental OPTIONS patient application.

Click here to download a Dental OPTIONS dentist enrollment form.

Click here to download a treatment form. Reporting treatment values of Dental OPTIONS patients is an important component of the program. If you have questions or need assistance, contact your referral coordinator at 1.888.765.6789.

More programs are needed to ensure that all Ohioans get the dental care they need. The ODA is working with the Ohio Department of Health to determine cost-effective ways to provide care to vulnerable Ohioans.

The Ohio Department of Health provides information on finding dental care, including Safety Net Dental Care Programs in the state, and information on Healthy Start, Dental OPTIONS and more. A Safety Net program offers sliding fee schedules, reduced fees or free care to those who cannot afford a private dentist. For information on safety net programs, contact a referral coordinator of the OPTIONS program, 1.888.765.6789.

For more information on Dental OPTIONS call 1.888.765.6789.

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Hi I am trying to find help for my best friend.  He is the most caring for other people person I have ever meet and has help me very much. I love him dearly. My friend has low self esstem and feels ugly after a girl 4 years ago broke his heart by saying that he was the uglyiest person that she'd ever had been with.  Can someone please help me find a solution to his problems.  He has not had the dental care that is required in many years and I know that his mood and, outlook on life would improve only if he had more self confidence somthing that he says he's working on.  I am a good friend and again, love him very very much but, I know how sensitive he is about his teeth and it is hard not knowing how to say that maybe if he were to see a someone who could help him his mood and self confidence may increase.  He is currently looking for love and, I want to help him find it dearly because, I care so much not only for him but, for the reasons he's here ( to show people caring and how to open thier hearts to the world) that im now reaching out were ever I can and, this is my first cry for help. Please if anyone reads and hears and feels my cries for help please contact me.  Our only hope is eachother Please help give back my friend his life.  Thank you very much. Eli F. Richey

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