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Avoid costly dental procedures by taking good daily care of your teeth and gums. Check out Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver's Guide published by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. A number of additional booklets concerning oral care of people with disabilities are also available and linked at the bottom of this guide.
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Search Free Dental or Medical Clinics in your browser search engine and you will get a return of free and very low cost medical and dental clinics near your location. Universities and dental schools offer dental services by dental students. Churches provide community dental clinics. Or call your local dentist to see if he provides a low cost dental service for people with disabilities.
Dental Lifeline Network The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our countryís most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get public aid. The program operates through a volunteer network of more than 15,000 dentists and 3,700 dental labs across the United States. Since its inception in 1985, our DDS program has surpassed $330 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of 117,000 people. To find the program in your state, visit this website.
Free Dental Care is a website with a database of free or low cost dental care providers across the United States. Select your state and then when you get to your state, you can enter the city nearest you, or scroll down and select from the list. Scroll down to find the list of providers displayed. Find and contact the provider that will best fit your needs and level of assistance for which you will be eligible. Make sure the provider can assist you for your dental and low cost needs.
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, in partnership with state dental associations, offers Donated Dental Services (DDS) Programs in 34 states. Via DDS people with disabilities on a fixed income are given access to free comprehensive dental treatment. To locate the program in your state, visit the Foundation's DDS information page here.
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry offers a Special Needs Program that provides dental care for patients with a wide variety of special needs including individuals with significant medical problems, developmental disabilities, psychiatric disorders, people who are highly anxious about dental care, and elderly individuals. Dental services can be provided in an individual's home or at one of more than 220 dental offices located throughout California. Flexible payment options are available. For more information, call (415) 929-6675.
Metro Denver Dental Society, Low-income Dental Care Referral List provides the Dental Lifeline Network information for dental providers that volunteer their services for people with disabilities (303) 534-3931 (metro) (303) 534-3863 (non-metro) , the Dental HouseCalls Program (303) 534-5360 and the Dental Rescue Mission(303) 294-0157. For more information, visit this website.
Dental HouseCalls - Dental Lifeline Network-Illinois received an award in 2011 for their outstanding work addressing the unique oral health needs of people who are elderly or have disabilities and are homebound, in nursing homes or in care centers. Program services are provided at no cost to the patient and 70 percent of treatment costs are donated by participating dentists. For information on obtaining help from Dental HouseCalls who will coordinate with an Chicago area dentist, please contact Melissa Bosworth at 720.287.6184 or mbosworth@DentalLifeline.org
Joseph Samuels Dental Center located on the Rhode Island Hospital campus in Providence, Rhode Island concentrates on treating children and adults with special needs. For more information, call the hospital at (401) 444-4000.
(If you have used the Donated Dental Service, we would be interested in passing on your experience to others who are interested in this service, please send us your, Review a Resource.)
Department of Health Services, State of Wisconsin, Consumer Guide to Health Care, Free or Reduced-Fee Dental Services offers a list of free or reduced-fee dental programs or clinics in the state of Wisconsin.
Family Dental Center offers free dentistry and will treat people with disabilities. Those patients who need assistance transferring to the dentist chair must bring their own assistant or caregiver. The Family Dental Center is located at 3500 W. Lisbon Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208, or phone: (414) 342-0378. The Program Service Area is the City of Milwaukee, Central City and the West Side.
Gardetto Family Community Dental Clinic for Adults with cognitive and physical disabilities opens at St. Ann Centre for Intergenerational Care - Bucyrus Campus at 2450 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee, WIsconsin. For people with Parkinson's, or Cerebral Palsy getting dental care requires some form of sedation or assistance to hold his or her head steady. This clinic is funded through the Gardetto Family, WDHS, Delta Dental and Ziemann Foundation. For more information call (414) 210-2440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marquette University School of Dentistry, Advanced Care assesses treatment when you visit for an exam. Located at 1801 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwakee, Wisconsin. Write for more information to P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, or call (414) 288-7250 (English), ext. 5, (414) 288-1520 (Spanish).
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 for more information for the treatment of persons with special needs for dentist care they can be reached by phone at (608) 267-6500. One can schedule an exam to assess treatment, however, there is a several month wait list for treatment.
Dr. Steven R. Schnoll, DDS accepts patients with special needs in the Milwaukee area at 2669 N. Swan Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53226-1800. For more information, call (414) 258-2216.
Strupp Family Dentistry Dr. Tobin J. Strupp, 14335 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, WI 53005, accepts patients with special needs in the Milwaukee area. For more information, call 262-783-3311
South Side Guadalupe Dental Clinic, 1112 S. 3rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204, (414) 643-8787.
Dr. David Walther accepts patients with special needs in the Madison area at the East Clinic at 49 N. Walbridge Ave., Madison, WI 53714. For more information, call: (608) 246-2555 or Fax: (608) 443-1774.Wisconsin Dental Association as a public service, the WDA periodically tracks clinics throughout the state that provide dental services to low-income, uninsured individuals. Click the following link below for the most recent listing of these free or reduced fee dental clinics .
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