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Calhoun County Senior Services Dental Program (PDF, 675 KB) Promising Program
The Calhoun County Senior Services Dental Program is funded by the Calhoun County Senior Millage (a local property tax) and partners with two clinics to annually provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in dental services for older adults in Calhoun County, Michigan. Grace Health and Fountain Clinic provide the dental and oral health services, together covering multiple cities in the county. These clinics provide dentures, extractions, fillings, and other dental services to low-income adults who are over the age of 60, live in Calhoun County, Michigan, and have no dental insurance. County-wide transportation is available for all of the individuals served in the Dental Program.

Care Alliance Health Center (PDF, 634 KB) Promising Program
Care Alliance Health Center provides preventive, rehabilitative, restorative, and emergency dental care for vulnerable populations living in and around Cleveland, Ohio. Care Alliance’s mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive medical and dental care, patient advocacy, and related services to individuals in need, regardless of their ability to pay.

Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. (PDF, 329 KB)
Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. (CFHC), established in 1994, offers dental services in Elm City, North Carolina. CFHC is a federally qualified health center. Services are offered to residents across three counties and include screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, extractions, oral surgery, dentures, and patient education. The center targets low-income individuals and families who do not have insurance or are underinsured. CFHC also operates a mobile dental van to treat migrant farmworkers.

CDA Cares (PDF, 364 KB)
CDA Cares, a volunteer dental program hosted by the California Dental Association (CDA) and the CDA Foundation, was established in 2012. The volunteer events are held in different communities and provide dental services at no charge to thousands of individuals who experience barriers to care. Volunteer dentists, dental and health professionals, and community volunteers work together to provide cleanings, fillings, extractions, limited full and partial dentures, and oral health education.

CDA Foundation's Geriatric Oral Health Access Pilot Program (PDF, 352 KB)
The California Dental Association Foundation’s Geriatric Oral Health Access pilot program in San Mateo, California ended in 2009. Services included screenings, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, extractions, scaling, crowns, bridges, dentures, oral surgery, root canals, referrals, and patient and caregiver education. The program treated adults in long-term care facilities and included registered dental hygienists working with dentists. The program relied on private grants and individual donations for sustainability.

Christiana Care Health System Dental Clinic (PDF, 653 KB) Promising Program
The Christiana Care Health System operates a dental clinic at Wilmington Hospital and four satellite dental clinics in the Wilmington, Delaware area. The clinic keeps the service fees at a reduced level to provide comprehensive dental care to individuals who lack insurance or who are underinsured. The treatment is performed by dental residents who have completed their undergraduate training but have chosen to spend time as hospital residents before going into private practice. These residents also rotate through the hospital’s anesthesia and emergency departments to gain a comprehensive picture of the hospital population’s medical needs and to become trained to treat people who are medically compromised or have a disability.

Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors (Senior Dental Grant Program) (PDF, 371 KB)
The Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors (Senior Dental Grant Program) was created with the passage of Senate Bill 14-180 and began accepting individuals on July 1, 2015. This program grants funds to Area Agencies on Aging, community-based organizations and foundations, health districts, safety-net clinics, and private dental practices to promote the health and welfare of Colorado’s low-income older adults. These qualified grantees provide or arrange for the provision of dental care services to individuals 60 years and older who do not have private dental insurance and are not eligible for services under any other dental health care program lawfully present in the state (such as Medicaid or the Old Age Pension Health and Medical Care Program).

Columbia Oral Health Clinic (PDF, 639 KB) Promising Program
The Columbia Oral Health Clinic offers free oral health services to community members living with HIV/AIDS and to low-income individuals without health insurance. The clinic only serves individuals referred from other partnering community health organizations (with the exception of extractions). Clinic staff conduct an initial diagnostic assessment to identify an individual’s needs, develop and implement a comprehensive treatment plan to meet those needs, and provide education on good oral health habits.

Commonwealth Mobile Oral Health Services (PDF, 804 KB) Promising Program
Commonwealth Mobile Oral Health Services (CMOHS) is a portable dental care company that brings oral health services to those who have barriers to access in the state of Massachusetts. The company offers a comprehensive model of portable dental care that involves diagnosis, prevention, therapeutic treatment, and education. In addition to providing direct services, CMOHS offers full case management and a referral network to local dentists for follow-up treatment.

Community Dental Services, Inc. (PDF, 318 KB)
Community Dental Services, Inc. (CDS) is a nonprofit organization that provides dental services at clinics located in three neighborhoods in the Albuquerque metropolitan area. Established in 1975, CDS serves individuals in federally designated dental health professional shortage areas who are covered by Medicaid or have commercial dental insurance. This program provides comprehensive and emergency dental care, including exams, cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions, and braces. CDS serves over 11,000 individuals per year.

Community Health Center (PDF, 627 KB) Promising Program
Community Health Center (CHC) is a statewide, independent, private nonprofit organization that provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services to individuals living in Connecticut. CHC incorporates prevention and health promotion, treatment of illness, and management of chronic disease into its service approach. The program also offers mobile outreach programs that provide medical and dental services at schools, Head Start programs, daycare facilities, and Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) offices.

Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties (PDF, 337 KB)
The Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties, established in 2004, is comprised of federally qualified health centers based in Corvallis, Oregon. Dental services include emergency care, screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, fillings, extractions, and patient education. The program uses an integrated team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and behaviorists to work together and coordinate care. The center treats both children and adults.

Community Health Ministry Dental Outreach and Healthy Smiles Program (PDF, 334 KB)
Community Health Ministry (CHM) is based in Wamego, Kansas. The dental outreach program operates portable preventive clinics for schools, Head Start centers, public housing communities, long-term care facilities, and centers for behavioral health and disabilities. Services include screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays, temporary fillings, sealants, simple extractions (baby teeth), and patient and caregiver education. Restorative care and dentures are provided at a permanent dental hub in Wamego, Kansas. The program focuses on providing access to dental care in rural and urban settings for individuals who do not have a dental home, those with limited access to a dental home, and/or those who do not have insurance or are underinsured.

Community Health Programs Dental Center (PDF, 331 KB)
The Community Health Programs Dental Center, established in 1975, is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Services include emergency care, screenings, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, x-rays, dentures, crowns, scaling, root canals, referrals, and client and caregiver education. The clinic also provides onsite screenings and education at a variety of community settings including schools, libraries, and offices. Individuals of all ages are accepted, including those with special needs, and the clinic offers a sliding fee scale to accommodate the financial needs of clients.

Community Healthcare Network (PDF, 330 KB)
Community Healthcare Network (CHN), established in the 1960s, offers dental care in four federally qualified health centers across New York City, New York in Brooklyn, Jamaica, and Manhattan. Services include screenings, cleanings, sealants, x-rays, fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, and root canals. CHN targets low-income children and adults, as well as individuals without insurance. The staff members in the network speak more than 25 different languages and use over-the-phone real-time translation services if they do not speak an individual’s language.

Community-Based Oral Health Program for Senior Citizens (PDF, 388 KB)
The Community-Based Oral Health Program for Senior Citizens is based in Clinton County, Indiana. The program aims to improve access to care among older adults through education and support. The program uses several outlets to promote education including local media, events, and individual screenings. Examples of support include booking dental appointments and offering transportation services. The program focuses on residents who are older adults (ages 55 and older), and who have not been to the dentist in a year.

CommunityHealth (PDF, 719 KB) Promising Program
CommunityHealth is the largest volunteer-based medical facility in the nation and provides a wide range of services, including primary, specialty, and dental care. CommunityHealth tries to match individuals with the same in-house provider during each visit to ensure ongoing, quality care and the opportunity to build a relationship with the provider, just as individuals would in a private practice. The facility is committed to treating the “whole person” and meeting the complex health needs of the population.

CommWell Health (PDF, 329 KB)
CommWell Health, established as a single health center in 1976, has expanded to 14 locations in southeastern North Carolina. Dental services provided by the federally qualified health center include: cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, dentures, root canals, and referrals for orthodontic services. The clinic accepts children and adults regardless of ability to pay.

Compassion Community Clinic (PDF, 328 KB)
Compassion Community Clinic, established in 2013, is a faith-based clinic located in Reno, Nevada. Services, provided for free, include cleanings, fillings, extractions, and education. The program treats low-income adults (18 years and older) without insurance residing in northern Nevada. Since its inception, the clinic has provided nearly $100,000 worth of services at no cost to the client.

Continuing Dental Education for Dentists - Improving the Oral Health of Your Older Patients (PDF, 327 KB)
Continuing Dental Education for Dentists – Improving the Oral Health of Your Older Patients was launched in 2015 and is a one-day educational course for dental providers and staff. The goal of the course is to improve care and access to care among older adults, as well as to encourage providers to treat this unique population. The program focuses on a variety of topics such as the importance and benefits of treating older patients, the ways in which oral health changes with age, ethical considerations when considering treatment options, and clinical and administrative tips (i.e., billing) to better accommodate older individuals. The program is free for participating providers and held in the state of Washington.

Coos County Family Health Services (PDF, 328 KB)
Coos County Family Health Services, established in 1980, is based in Berlin, New Hampshire. Services include school-based preventive dental care including screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish treatments, dental sealants, x-rays, scaling, extractions, temporary fillings, care coordination, referrals, and oral health education. Coos County Family Health Services has expanded into adult dental services with a voucher program for clients eligible for the sliding fee scale

Crossings Community Clinic (PDF, 326 KB)
The Crossings Community Clinic, established in 2005, is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The clinic offers medical, vision and dental care. Free dental services, often offered by dental hygiene students from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, include cleanings and referrals. The clinic targets individuals who lack insurance and access to care.