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Partnering with Area Agencies on Aging to Promote Oral Health (PDF, 327 KB)
Partnering with Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to Promote Oral Health aims to integrate oral health into existing AAA programs and services. For example, the program offers oral health education and training for case managers and encourages additional oral health questions during client assessment. It also provides tools and resources to promote oral health in meal programs, chronic disease support groups, and through print and digital media.

Portable Dental Services (PDF, 367 KB)
Portable Dental Services operates in several counties across Michigan and provides services in a permanent dental office as well as private residences, long-term care facilities, group homes, and rehabilitation centers. Services include screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, fillings, extractions, scaling, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, oral surgery, referrals, and patient and caregiver education. This program provides dental services to homebound individuals with health problems such as dementia, Muscular Dystrophy, lymphedema, Cerebral Palsy, agoraphobia, anxiety, and brain trauma.

Presbyterian Medical Services (PDF, 330 KB)
Presbyterian Medical Services, established in 1901, is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has approximately 100 programs throughout the state. Services include screenings, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, extractions, scaling, oral surgery, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, and patient and caregiver education. Clinic sites are usually co-located with a primary care health center that provides comprehensive health care to the client. The clinic treats everyone, including low-income populations and individuals without insurance, and provides assistance with enrollment in either Medicaid or the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Prince William Area Free Clinic (PDF, 327 KB)
The Prince William Area Free Clinic is located in Woodbridge, Virginia and provides fillings and simple extractions to low-income populations and individuals without insurance. In 2014, the clinic provided 229 dental visits to its community members.

Pro Bono Dental Program for Holocaust Survivors (PDF, 331 KB)
The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) – Alpha Omega – Maimonides Dental Program for Holocaust Survivors, launched in 2011 in the Washington, D.C. area. JSSA provides pro bono dental treatment for low-income survivors of the Holocaust who are receiving Claims Conference grant-subsidized services from JSSA. Alpha Omega/Maimonides volunteer dentists and partner dental labs provide the following services: oral examinations, cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral surgery, dentures, crowns, bridges, scaling, root canals, and referrals.

Program for Refugee Oral Health (PDF, 634 KB) Promising Program
The Program for Refugee Oral Health aims to increase oral health literacy and access to dental services among refugees and asylum seekers resettled in Massachusetts regardless of their legal status. The program provides free screenings, referrals for urgent and preventive care, culturally appropriate oral health education, and training for medical practitioners. It focuses on incorporating culturally sensitive oral health screening into medical examinations to increase an individual’s comfort level with dental care.

Project Renewal Health Services (PDF, 686 KB) Promising Program
Project Renewal’s Fort Washington Dental Clinic offers a full range of preventive, ongoing, and emergency oral health care services for homeless and indigent individuals in New York, New York, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. The clinic integrates oral health care within the primary care clinic at the Fort Washington Program Shelter in Manhattan. The program works in partnership with Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Through street outreach and relationships with primary care patients, the clinic is able to find individuals who need dental care, provide transportation to the clinic, and encourage follow-up care.

Project Smiles Dental Clinic (PDF, 403 KB)
Project Smiles Dental Clinic, established in 2010, is part of the Cathedral Kitchen, a nonprofit organization located in Camden, New Jersey. Volunteer dental staff members provide free services in the clinic two days per week. Services include screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, fillings, extractions, bridges, root canals, oral surgery, referrals, and patient education. The clinic also provides crowns and dentures at a reduced price. It targets low-income populations and individuals without insurance and treats hundreds of individuals each year.

Public Health Dental Hygienists (Limited Access Permit) (PDF, 319 KB)
Limited Access Permits, established in 2003, are available to dental hygienists in the state of Montana. Providers with permits can work in a variety of public health settings, such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes, and may work without a supervising dentist. Services include screenings, fluoride treatments, sealants, scaling/root planing and patient and caregiver education. The program targets many populations, including low-income individuals and individuals with disabilities.