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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.




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



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 .





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





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



01/19/08 Another place to look for local dental organizations that my help you find low or no cost assistance



 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 .




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.



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.




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. 





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 and click on "NIDCR Studies Seeking Patients." For a complete list of all federally funded clinical trials, visit 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 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
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

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

*       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

*       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


 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 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
Bethesda, Maryland 20892–3500
(301) 402–7364


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

NIH Publication No. 07-6097
Printed November 2006










 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



  District of Columbia
  New Hampshire
  New Jersey
  New Mexico
  New York
  North Carolina
  North Dakota
  Rhode Island
  South Carolina
  South Dakota
  West Virginia












Admission Procedures for  Cleft Lip and Palate Repair 

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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


TMD/TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorders)



Clinical trials for head , neck and oral cancers

click here :









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

El Cajon Foursquare Food Pantry

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

Church in the City
1530 Josephine Street
Denver, CO 80206

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.





BACK TO PAGE 1 for low cost and free dental assistance :





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littlelacie   in reply to oceancruiser
You are very welcome! she is a great dog!
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oceancruiser   in reply to littlelacie
Thank you Lacie, and your great dog too! I'll check them out!
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littlelacie   in reply to oceancruiser
on internet type in free dental,then your city,county,state.You will then see a list of clinics in your area that have some free and low cost dental. Not all procedures in those clinics are free or low cost;some are.Someone there in the clinic will let you what is free or low cost and what is regular price.
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oceancruiser   in reply to soulight
I'm 77, retired, enough to live on modestly. Need a lot of bridgework/ implants, probably eight or ten thousand dollars at an average dentest these days. Is there a school in South Florida whose supervised students do this type of work for low or no cost?
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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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 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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 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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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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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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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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Thank you. What an angel you are.
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 in response to Mrshopeless...   

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


Are you getting some state assistance in Washington?

If not see here,

Good luck to you


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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 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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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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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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 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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 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.


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This looks likely to help in some areas:

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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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