If you do not have dental insurance and cannot afford the money it costs to seek treatment, you may be wondering if you have any other options. Luckily for you, you do. There are many dental clinics in practically every city of every state that are willing to treat uninsured or low income individuals and families for free or at low or no cost.
One of the first places one may want to look for free or cheap dental insurance are local medical clinics in your area. At many of these medical clinics you can also receive dental care at low costs or often times completely free. Some of these places require that you meet certain income requirements and will only serve those who have low or no income coming in. The best way to find out more information about clinics closest to you, is to contact your local or state health department. There, they will provide you with a list of dentist in your area who will treat you for free or at low costs.
Operation Blessings International
One little known organization that provides dental care to poor and low income individuals is ‘Operation Blessings International’. This Christian organization works diligently to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of as many people in need as possible. They operate all across the U.S and have mobile chair hospitals where individuals can take themselves and their families to see a dentist. The organization relies on dentists who volunteer their time to serve others in the community who are in need.
Your local college is another place to look if you are in need of free or low cost dental care. Often times dental schools will offer free or cheap care to those in need. The students get to practice on you under the supervision of a professor and gain experience, and you get free dental care. It’s a win/win situation.
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