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Saban Community Clinic (PDF, 327 KB)
Saban Community Clinic, established in 1967, is located in Los Angeles, California. Services include screenings, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, care coordination, and client education. The clinic also collaborates with the School of Dentistry at University of California, Los Angeles to provide dentures for those in need. The clinic treats people of all ages and is part of a larger medical home that provides comprehensive health care to underserved populations through medical services, behavioral health services, and social services.

San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic (PDF, 698 KB) Promising Program
The San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic (SACDC) provides a wide range of dental services to low-income and homeless individuals in San Antonio and Bexar County through volunteer support. The clinic also offers dental care to members of Haven for Hope, a local organization that helps individuals experiencing homelessness. The SACDC’s Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) training program is a free, 15-week course that aims to prepare students for certification via the State of Texas Dental Assistant Course Exam.

San Ysidro Health Center (PDF, 330 KB)
San Ysidro Health Center offers dental services in San Diego and San Ysidro, California. Services include screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, fillings, crowns, extractions, dentures, root canals, referrals, and patient education. The center treats children and adults at its two locations, and conducts outreach at preschools, elementary schools, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition centers, and public housing sites. The center also provides comprehensive dental services for children and adults with special medical and/or behavioral health needs.

Scenic Bluffs Dental Clinic (PDF, 367 KB)
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers (CHCs), founded in 1993, is a nonprofit organization and recognized patient centered medical home (Level 3). Scenic Bluffs CHCs are located in Cashton and Viroqua, Wisconsin. The organization offers a variety of services including medical and behavioral health care, dental care, and chiropractic services. Dentists and dental hygienists from the center’s dental department provide emergency, basic, and comprehensive care. The center targets low-income children and adults with an additional focus on specific populations such as isolated older adults. Scenic Bluffs CHCs offer a sliding fee scale to meet the needs of its clients.

School Based Dental Prevention Program (PDF, 327 KB)
The Tennessee School Based Dental Prevention Program, established in 2001, operates throughout the state. Dental staff members use portable equipment to provide services such as screenings, sealants, referrals, and patient and caregiver education. The program targets low-income kindergarten through eighth grade students. Dental staff members also provide information about TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, and general health education.

Senior Dental Care (PDF, 321 KB)
The Senior Dental Care Program operates across Pennsylvania. The program aims to connect older adults with low-cost dental care. Participating dentists offer discounts on services such as screenings and cleanings (minimum of 15 percent reduction). The program serves low-income older adults (ages 65 and older) without insurance.

Senior Dental Days (PDF, 695 KB) Promising Program
Senior Dental Days, organized by the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM), is an annual event that serves low-income older adults in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the surrounding areas. AAAWM works with nonprofit agencies to identify and invite older adults based on financial need. Participants receive free dental cleanings, x-rays, screenings, and referrals to a permanent dental home. The events are staffed by volunteer dental students, dental school faculty, dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.

Senior Dental Health Program (PDF, 363 KB)
The Senior Dental Health Program, on hold until July 2016, was operated by the Wyoming Department of Health and provided 75 percent of dental provider’s fees for low-income older adults (65 years and older) in the state. Individuals who submitted an application and were approved by the Oral Health Program were only responsible for the remaining 25 percent of the dental provider’s fees. The maximum benefit was $800 in any calendar year when funds were available. As of March 2016, this program was undergoing a major reconstruction and transitioning to the Wyoming Department of Health’s Aging Division.

Senior Mobile Dental (PDF, 698 KB) Promising Program
Senior Mobile Dental is a nonprofit organization focused on providing dental hygiene services to older adults. The organization aims to promote the importance of oral health and prevent many of the diseases that result from poor oral hygiene.

Senior Smiles (PDF, 399 KB)
The Senior Smiles program operates in Baltimore County, Maryland. The Department of Aging and the Community College of Baltimore County Dental School collaborate to run the program. It focuses on prevention and provides free services that include screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, referrals, and patient education. The program also provides transportation to and from senior centers in Baltimore County at a minimal cost ($6 per roundtrip). The program targets older adults (60 years and older).

Senior Smiles (ADA) (PDF, 367 KB)
The Senior Smiles program was launched by the Alliance of the American Dental Association in 2006. This oral health education and awareness program reaches older adults in 35 states. The program’s education efforts focus on the importance of good oral health and hygiene, and the program provides educational materials and dental health products in kits. The program has distributed nearly 40,000 kits to older adults around the country.

Smile Alabama! (PDF, 350 KB)
The Smile Alabama! Initiative, which was funded from 2000 to 2004, was an education and outreach program designed to increase dental care access and improve outcomes for Medicaid-eligible children. The main components of the program included provider education and reimbursement, dental reimbursement, parent education, and claims processing assistance. The program was designed to support providers and increase their participation in child dental care in Alabama, as well as encourage positive behaviors among parents, such as bringing their children in for early care and keeping appointments.

Smiles for Life Senior Dental Access Program (PDF, 674 KB) Promising Program
Smiles for Life is a preventive oral health program that provides lower-income older adults without health insurance an affordable alternative for routine oral health services and connects them to comprehensive dental care. Participants receive free head, neck, and oral health screenings, as well as free classes such as “Oral Health Care for Older Adults” and “Becoming a Savvy Health Care Consumer.” Dental cleanings and fluoride applications are available at a low cost.

Smiles for Seniors (PDF, 519 KB)
Smiles for Seniors, established in 2005 and ended in 2016, was an educational program for caregivers of older adults and those who had lost strength and mobility. It was based in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Dental Association ran the program, which offered free materials that covered daily oral health maintenance as well as common oral issues and needs. Dentists also visited nursing homes and adult day care facilities to provide educational presentations.

Smiles on Wheels (PDF, 366 KB)
Smiles on Wheels, established in 2007, is a nonprofit organization in Michigan that focuses on providing preventive oral health care services in non-traditional environments. This program provides mobile dental services in a variety of settings such as at schools, health fairs, community events, Head Start centers, WIC offices, and daycare centers. Services offered include screenings, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, x-rays, referrals, and oral health education. Further, free dental sealants are provided to children in first, second, sixth, and seventh grades to combat tooth decay. The program targets children and adults who lack a dental home.

Spanish Catholic Center Dental Program (PDF, 658 KB) Promising Program
The Spanish Catholic Center is a social ministry outreach program operated by the Catholic Charities of Washington, DC. The program provides preventive, diagnostic, emergency, and restorative oral health care to Latino and immigrant adults and children who are underinsured or lack insurance.

St. Francis Mobile Dental Service (PDF, 336 KB)
The St. Francis Mobile Dental Service, established in 1972, provides portable services in Baltimore, Maryland. The program brings its dental equipment to individuals’ homes and provides a range of services that include screenings, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, oral surgery, and orthodontics. The program treats homebound individuals of all ages and targets older adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities who live within 20 miles of the Baltimore city limits. Dental workers at this clinic are trained in treating the unique dental problems of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Stedman Family Dental Center (PDF, 328 KB)
Stedman Family Dental Center is part of Stedman-Wade Health Services, Inc., a community health center established in 1978 in Stedman, North Carolina. Stedman-Wade Health Services was accredited by the Joint Commission in 2002. Dental services include cleanings, fillings, extractions, bridges, crowns, dentures, root canals, and specialty referrals. The clinic treats children and adults of all ages and offers a sliding fee scale for individuals with no insurance.

Susan Dew Hoff Memorial Clinic (PDF, 349 KB)
The Susan Dew Hoff Memorial Clinic is a community-based clinic in West Milford, West Virginia. Volunteer dentists provide dental services, primarily restorative care, at the clinic free of charge. The clinic targets low-income populations, as well individuals without insurance and the underinsured. The clinic only serves residents of Harrison County.