Low Income Dental ClinicsIf you have a low income, that does not have to mean that quality dental care is out of your reach. So often people assume that it’s simply not an option for them because they can’t pay for a dental procedure or even a check-up.  However, there are a number of great options available for those who need low cost dental care.

Three important programs help many Americans with basic medical and dental costs.

  • Medicare is offered for people over 65 and older, and people with certain disabilities. See the Medicare dental coverage options.
  • Medicaid offers programs on a state level to eligible families and individuals. Check the guidelines of your state to learn about how to get emergency and/or comprehensive dental services if you are over 21. If you are under 21, it is likely that you can get some dental services under Medicaid.
  • CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) helps children up to age 19 who don’t have health insurance. Dental services are covered under this program but vary from state to state. Learn about eligibility in the state of Pennsylvania.

Using a governmental program isn’t your only option. Try dental schools!

According to the American Dental Association, dental schools offer a good quality and reduced cost in dental treatment. For people looking for low income dental clinics, a dental school can be a lifesaver!

At Penn Dental Medicine, our teaching facility has a clinic allowing dental students to experience treating patients at reduced cost. There’s no reason to worry about quality of treatment. Experienced, licensed dentist professionals closely supervise all student work.

To learn more about your options at a low income dental clinic with Penn Dental Medicine, go to this link to get $25 off your first visit or give us a call at 215-898-8965.


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