Dental Care for Low Income
Dental Care is expensive, for sure. But there’s plenty of resources you can explore if you are looking for Low-Cost Dental Care. So, without further fuss, let’s take a look at the resources you can consult if you are on a budget and need a Dentist.
1) The Bureau of Primary Health Care, a service of the Health Resources and Services Administration. This supports federally-funded community health centers across the country that provide free or reduced-cost health services, including Dental Care
2) Medical Insurance Programs, such as:
Medicare: this is a national health insurance for people 65+ years old or for people with specific disabilities. Medicare dental coverage is limited although.
Medicaid: a state-run program that provides medical benefits, and in some cases dental benefits, to eligible individuals and families. Each State set its own guidelines regarding who is covered, mostly people under 21. Check in your State or Local Health Department.
CHIP: depending from state to state, this national program provides dental care for childrend under 19. Again, check in your State or Local Health Department.
3) Dental Schools: Yes, you read it right. If you have no fear in letting a student practicing with your mouth, well..this could be a good option. Most Dental Schools provide dental care at a very reduced cost to let their students practice. Of course, under Licensed Dentist supervision! Check in your area which Schools are available for this service.
4) Non Profit Organizations: These charities and NGO can provide you with information and useful links to reduced-cost dental service in your area. Some of them comprise: United Way, ADA Foundation, Dental Lifeline, Mission of Mercy. Check on their Website straight away!