Where can I find free or low cost dental services?

Dental schools can be a good source of quality, low-cost dental treatment. Most schools also offer post-graduate and faculty clinics. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides services through the Health Resources and Services Administration, which can help you find a health center near you that provides dental care. The United Way may be able to direct you to free or reduced-cost dental services in your area.

Although the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NICDR) does not provide financial assistance for dental treatment, they do, from time to time, seek volunteers with specific dental, oral, and craniofacial conditions to participate in research studies/clinical trials. For a full listing of a ll federally funded trials, visit ClinicalTrials.gov.

Disability.gov offers the following resources:

5. Discounted Dental Care. Cavities are not just painful – they can also be expensive to treat. Sometimes dentists are willing to set up a payment plan or lower the cost of their services for patients who pay cash, so you should always ask before scheduling your appointment. You can also get discounted services at dental schools or federally-funded health centers. In addition, the Dental Lifeline Network has more than 15,000 volunteer dentists who offer donated dental services to people with disabilities or those who are elderly or medically at-risk.