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FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL HELP - P.2

soulight started this conversation

 

09/22/09

Here is a great site with more ideas for free or low cost dental care. Make sure you look around the whole site to find all types of help .There is a good list of dental schools and tons of other information. One thing to note : as with other dental options , there are insurance and credit ideas. If you can pay them back , then great. If you know that they will only get you into more debt that you can't pay DO NOT USE THEM ! Otherwise , this site is great for dental care resources.

http://www.dentalclinicmanager.com/discounted-dental-plan.html

 

 

08/27/09

Scroll down on the following page and you will find a listing of mobile dental vans/clinics from various sections of the country :

http://www.mobile-portabledentalmanual.com/resources.html

 

05/22/08

This is a credit card that is only for medical procedures . Among the procedures covered are dental services. Your dentist has to subscribe to this program in order for you to access it , but the site has a search feature so that you can find out what dentists in your area have this plan . Remember , if you can't make the payments  it is still not a good deal .

 http://www.carecredit.com/dentistry/whycc.html

 

 

 

05/08/08

This is a great place to find Community Dental Health resources in your state or territory:

  http://www.aacdp.com/membership/find.lasso

 

 

 

01/19/08

Free publications about all kinds of dental challenges are found here:

 https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OrderPublications/

 

 

01/19/08 Another place to look for local dental organizations that my help you find low or no cost assistance http://www.ada.org/ada/organizations/local.asp

 

 

 for a credit program for dental procedures. Please know that this program is for PEOPLE WHO CAN PAY THE MONTHLY PREMIUM COSTS .If you can't pay them back ,and you default , you will be paying 30% in interest ! So this is only for extreme problems that you KNOW you can pay back within a year. Still , it might be an alternative for some .

http://www.gemoney.com/personal/healthcare/index.html

 

 

 

Some of us feel that a low cost dental insurance is a good answer. Unfortunately , there are many 'plans' that are actually scams. Here is the National Association of Insurance Commissioners web site . On this site , you can check any insurance plan to see if it is legitimate . They also offer help in finding an alternative to pay for health bills.

http://www.naic.org/

 

 

Here is a long list of organizations that are looking for volunteers for their mouth and tooth disease studies . Most studies pay for all your work , transportation and sometimes pay you a small amount more.

http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/search/browse?brwse=cond_cat_BC07

 

 

 

This is a program that seems fairly new called Community Oral Health Station. On this site you will find programs for children , elders , the military , low income , disabled and more.

http://www.communityoralhealthstation.org/COHSFrames.asp 

 

 

 

 

Although most of these sources are covered in one way or another on my dental Aidpages , you may still find assistance through using them . Some of this information is included in the " government run-around - type - information"category.

Finding Low-Cost Dental  Care                                                                                                                                             

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 at http://www.nidcr.nih.gov and click on "NIDCR Studies Seeking Patients." For a complete list of all federally funded clinical trials, visit http://clinicaltrials.gov. 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.To find out if there is a dental school 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 NIDCR web site at http://www.nidcr.nih.gov and click on "Finding Dental Care," or 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
(301) 402–7364

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://ask.hrsa.gov/pc/.

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(WHY NOT !!!??-SL). 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
(301) 402–7364
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov

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 This publication is not copyrighted.  Make as many copies as you need.

NIH Publication No. 07-6097
Printed November 2006

 

 

 

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 State Oral Health Programs

 

Governmental Oral Health Programs in each state .

1) Contact information for the state dental director or ASTDD representative
2) Description of the oral health program and links to various state profiles
3) Links to a website, newsletters and oral health plan if available
4) Links to dental summit and Head Start oral health forum reports and other state-specific reports

 

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Admission Procedures for  Cleft Lip and Palate Repair 

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MORE CLINICAL TRIAL LINKS :

Clinical Trials

Oral Complications of Cancer Therapies

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

Dry Mouth

Salivary Gland Disorders

Craniofacial Defects

Tooth Anomalies

Malocclusion

TMD/TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorders)

 

 

Clinical trials for head , neck and oral cancers

click here :

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/gui/action/SearchAction?term=Head+and+Neck+Neoplasms+%5B+CONDITION+%5D+OR+Mouth+Neoplasms+%5B+CONDITION+%5D

 

 

 

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OPERATION BLESSING IN THE UNITED STATES

provides dental services at certain locations. Here is a listing of where they are involved

 but please call the clinic/center before you go to make sure they offer what you want..

Here are some of the services that are provided ;

Bless-A-Child: Reaches out to children with food, clothing, medical services and educational programs. In the United States, this program not only provides children with new shoes, clothing and supplies for school, but also gives them opportunities for extra-curricular activities and tutoring that encourage their growth and development. International programs provide aid to orphanages; assist with food, clothing, education and medical services for disadvantaged children; and helps build, equip and support schools in blighted areas

. Medical Aid: In the United States, we recruit medical professionals and mobilize short-term clinics to address unmet medical needs of at-risk populations such as migrant workers, Native Americans, residents in Appalachia, and under served rural communities. During these clinics, we may offer basic medical, dental and pharmaceutical services as well as eye screenings, dependent upon the needs of the community.

The clinics/centers that participate are :

United States Outreach Centers


ALABAMA - Birmingham
Helpline Christian Outreach Ministries, Inc.
8 Roebuck Drive
Birmingham, AL 35215


CALIFORNIA - El Cajon
El Cajon Foursquare Food Pantry


CALIFORNIA - Santa Ana
Templo Calvario
Obras de Amor
2617 W. Fifth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703


COLORADO - Denver
Church in the City
1530 Josephine Street
Denver, CO 80206


FLORIDA - Tampa
Somebody Cares Tampa Bay
100 S. Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765


GEORGIA - Atlanta
Christian Ministry Center USA


ILLINOIS - Chicago
Operation Blessing - Chicago
P. O. Box 34637
Chicago, IL 60634


Kentucky - Murray
In His Steps


MICHIGAN - Detroit
Olive Branch Ministries, Inc.
196 O'Riley Ct.
Pontiac, MI 48342


NEW YORK - New York
New York Christian Resource Center
P. O. Box 118
Brooklyn, NY 11228-0118


NORTH CAROLINA -Fayetteville
Operation Blessing - Fayetteville
P. O. Box 2364
Fayetteville, NC 28302


PENNSYLVANIA - Philadelphia
Bethel Deliverance Church
2901 W. Cheltenham Ave.
Wyncote, PA 19095


TENNESSEE - Nashville
Isaiah 58
Belmont Church
68 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203


TEXAS - Dallas
People That Care
1829 W. Shady Grove
Grand Prairie, TX 75050


TEXAS - Houston
Turning Point Ministries
Somebody Cares Houston
P.O. Box 570007
Houston, TX 77257-0007


TEXAS - Port Neches
Community Care-Prayer Outreach
P. O. Box 114
Port Neches, TX 77651


VIRGINIA - Hampton Roads
Operation BreakingThrough
9296 Warwick Blvd.,
Newport News, VA 23607


WISCONSIN - Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Outreach Center
6647 W. Mill Road

 

 

 

 

 Toms of Maine , a natural healthcare company , supports 'Dental care for All" . They have great products and a supportive additude for those of us who need free dental care . Here is their search engine for finding a free/low cost dental clinic  in your area.

http://www.tomsofmaine.com/toms/community/dhfa2007/dental_clinics/find_clinic.asp

 

 

 

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http://dental-assistance.app-sl-1.aidpage.com/

 

 

 

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lookingforfreedental   in reply to getfreedental
Hi..I am a mother of a 14 yr old son who is in desperate need for dental services...he's haveing so much pain but got no insurance to go the dentist...we live in keene texas...please help
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getfreedental
 in response to genesto...   Hello. Are you on Medicaid or any government type assistance? Since you have income, you might be able to qualify for a payment plan of some type with a nearby dentist or clinic. Try to get a free evaluation from any local dentist. This will help establish a baseline and let you know what is needed. Once you know what is needed, shop around:). Many people don't think about it, but you can shop dentist just like you would a pair of shoes:). Take care and God Bless!
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coppermouse
 in response to ...   Try D-Dent at 1-800-522-9510
They have programs in most States. They use all volunteer denists and it free. Hope this helps you.
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genesto

I am retired, receiving $1,000/mo pension and have no insurance. I have rotten and missing teeth. It's getting harder and harder for me to eat. My smile is not merely ugly; It's downright gross! I'm tired of watching peoples' smiles fade when I smile, ya know?....And I'm kinda lonely....

How can I get me a set of dentures?
I live in Fort Worth, TX.

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jazzy mac
 in response to getfreedental...   yes i am still looking for free dental service i live in chicago il. i am a single parent of 4 with very little money to cover any dental cost seeking help....God Bless you
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getfreedental
Jane ... curious to know if you found any nearby clinics. I recently found a bunch in your area. Let me know if you are still looking and I will do what I can to help. Take care and God Bless!
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AchieveClinical

Hello all, Saw of the links higher on this page for clinical trials/research. If you're in the Birmingham area then please check out Achieve Clinical Research.

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forgotwhatimhere4
Thank you. What an angel you are.
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Starshine
 in response to Mrshopeless...   

Hello and see if this helps you with dental work. I need it myself too.

http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/vcampinfo.php?campid=782

CLICK HERE TO SEE IF THERE IS A DENTAL CLINIC NEAR YOU.

Are you getting some state assistance in Washington?

If not see here,

http://211.org/

Good luck to you

Starshine

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Anonymous
seeking help.Im 32 years old and a mom of 2 boys,I have a decay tooth and needs to be extract but I have no source of income and only my husband work and has a low income..dental work here in states is so expensive and I can't afford to have it,I lost my confedent to face people and I lost confedent to apply for a job,and if you have a good heart will you help me to fine someone a dentist that has a low service fee or a free dental work please....thanks.
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purple28
I need help finding a program for my mother in law. She is 74 and on Medicare. She needs dentures. She does not have any teeth and has worked hard supporting 4 children by herself. Why is there not more programs out there?
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seeking help

my husband has a genetic tooth decay decease since he was a child but could not operate... now a an adult his teeth chip off and break. they are very brittle he's in a lot of pain but we have no insurance and we struggle too get by week by week he is also get a lot of migraines, just wondering if his teeth is the cause of them

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getfreedental
 in response to goinincircles...   

Hi goinincircles,

Very well states ... unfortunately, there are many in similar situations.  I will see what I can do for you.  I heard of a traveling dentist but I need to do more research.

Take care and God Bless!

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soulight
 in response to goinincircles...   

Hi goinincircles

Your story is the story of so many of us who are caught in the trap of being disabled through no fault of our own . To make it worse , we get kicked while we are down by the lack of help medically and finacially for the disabled in our country. I am so sorry that you are stuck like so many of us are. I am just getting back to Aidpages after a long ongoing illness . I hope to update all the pages , probably starting with the dental pages. If I find something in your area , I will let you know as soon as I can. 

Please know that I care. You will be in my prayers.

soulight

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milesrf

This looks likely to help in some areas:

http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/

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goinincircles

I live in South Central Kansas. In my town they have a clinic for low income people to get dental care, but they're not taking new patients. If you are in pain, you can go in as a walk-in, but they only give you a 15 min window to get signed in.  I've been there, way ahead of time, 9 times in the past 3 weeks and still haven't seen a dentist.  The people for walk-in have to wait until people with appointments get checked in, and by them the 15 min window has closed and they turn you away.  I have heart diease and diabetis, which my bad teeth aren't helping. I use numbing OTC pain medication everyday several times a day and have for several months. I'm 61 and get SSDI and SSI and have Medicare and Medicaid, but neither pays for dental care for people my age and with only $694.00 a month income, by the time I pay my rent and heating bill, and my co-pay on my medications (which I take a lot of) and my co-pay on my Dr. visits and get my non-food items I need, I just don't have enough to go to a regular dentist.  My income isn't enough for me to afford payments, and Kansas has NO Schools for Dentist. The closest one is in Mo and that's over 250 miles from where I live. I have NO credit cards, cause I couldn't make the payments if they approved me, which they won't cause my income is too low. I took good care of my teeth all my life. I ate healthy, brushed and flossed and saw a dentist twice a yr while I was working.  I became disabled in 1997 and my income dropped dramatically, and as time passed the more medications I was put on, my teeth started going bad.  I have one missing tooth, loose teeth, painful teeth, rotten teeth.  I've never used illegal drugs, just medications prescribed to keep me alive. Medicaid and Medicare paid to remove cataracts from my eyes, and for glasses, but I don't understand why they won't pay for my teeth to be pulled when the infections are causing more damage to my heart, than any other health proble could.  If anyone knows of any help for people like me in my area, please let me know, as I've tried the links and find help in a bunch of states, but not in Kansas.  I'd moved to get help, but I can't afford that either.  If I could afford to move, I could afford a dentist.

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Niiki

Does anyone know where I could get low cost braces for children and adults in Columbia, South Carolina???

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tootalltam

I am in a similar situation with my teeth and circumstances. I spent a good part of the nineties addicted to meth. My now ex-husband and I became addicted together and breaking up and moving away in 2001 was my first step in a long process that I still haven't recovered from. I was in the process of having my teeth removed for dentures over a year ago. After starting the process I lost my Medicaid and shortly after my Metlife insurance. I have since reinstated my Medcaid, which won't pay for dentures. To recieve this help am I required to go to job search program 36hrs wk, and be actively looking for employment. I would love a job more than air right now, but I have one tooth left right top middle of what used to be a great smile. I have spent the last year trying to get dentures and go on with my life, but I can't make money to pay for them and some of the resources i have found want you to be employed, or abused. While I was mentally abused and stayed home with my 4 daughters for the last fifteen years, ultimately it was the meth that took my smile. I am still looking for resources to help with dentures, but having very little sucess. My kids age from 10 to 20 and they need more from me everyday. My teeth stop me from making any contact with the rest of the world. Teachers, other parents, as well as employers. This will continue to be a growing problem as meth becomes more widespread and the resources are needed to rebuild lives after meth.Too bad I can't find a way to use my experiece to help stop others headed in the same direction, and generate ways to gets my teeth back! Until then I guess we all have to deal with the choices we have made. Any ideas or resources would be helpful. tammy

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soulight
 in response to Kitty Kat 22401...   

Kitty Kat

I am sorry that you already contacted this org. and they didn't help It was a long shot.

I will see what else I can find in Florida . No one should have to suffer from the challenges of having  the pain and humiliation of dental problems. Dental assistance is a HUGE problem in this country. 

I will keep you in my prayers ,and I hope that I can find something that is not already listed on my dental pages. You never know because new programs are opening up  all the time. I wlll do what I can.

 

 

soulight

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soulight
 in response to Kitty Kat 22401...   

Hi Kitty Kat

There is a program for people who have survived domestic abuse that might help you . You would have to prove that part of your dental problem is from the abuse and NOT the meth. I hope this helps !

soulight

 

Link to the program :

 

 http://www.aacd.com/foundation/index.asp

 

 

 

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