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Kuntrykrazey   in reply to Broken smile   on

Broken Smile

Hello my name is Dallas and I have read your post. How are things with you now have you been able to make any progress in dental care? I have been looking for help myself and I am thirty three years old. It's hereditary in my family to. My mom,dad,three brothers,sister and bunches of more bad dental cases in my tree and I can't fathom how I think of how so many decades and generations upon generations in my family has not taken action or proceeded to get answers or medical attention for the ongoing potential life altering crisis. I know my teeth are so horrible that I only eat the softest foods that I can like peanut butter and jelly, or soups and egg salad etc, I miss chips,steak,and other kinds of food that requires good teeth to enjoy.LOL. I am in the process of doing any and all I can or get or sacrifice so my life and my little boys life may be the beginning or start of a future for other descendants of our blood line may be free of this curse. I would like to get feedback on you and your achievements in the correction of your mission and if any others can give outlook or input advice or suggestions please feel free to weigh in and thanks for reading my rants.
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NicBunny   in reply to pauletteholland   on

ugly reilceil

have you search for anym local dentistry schools? i know they are a little cheaper than regular dentist and maybe able to do a payment plan. you would have to ask the school tho.
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pauletteholland   in reply to redceil   on

ugly reilceil

Hi my name is Paulette Holland, I am in need of some dental work done. I have been told by three different denist that all my teeth need to come out. It is affecting my health. I am on disability, very limited income. I can't afford the dental help I need so I am asking for help. Please reply at
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ugly reilceil

Im disable I have a fourteen year old son I don't go outside with him because I m scared people going to pick or stear I stay in my house I don't have a life I don't date I get Social Security 553 and ssi 139 this is the only income that comes in my rent is 650 I have to pay lightbill waterbill I make a way with the help of my oldest kids that are grown please help me with teeth I want to feel pretty again. My teeth was beating from my mouth from my exhusben .please can help me
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Broken smile  

Broken Smile

Hello My name is Jennifer and im in desperate need of dental implants!! Im only 25 years old and all my teeth are literally breaking and falling appart. Unforunatley this runs in my family. Almost all the women in my family have had dentures by the age of 30. My self asteem used to be normal and now I am so self concious that I dont even want to leave my house..... The four front teeth on the top of my mouth are brokeb in half. I have no money just lost my house and job for the reason of me not having teeth. I was wroking in costomer service but you can emagine how badley it would affect my job talking to people everyday I have a 5 nyear old daughter and im afraid its afecting her life cause we used to go everywhere! The park out to eat and now I dread the thought of going grocery shopping!!!.... Needless to say I am desperate! I am willing to do before and after pictures or anything permoting the work that is done. Please contact me my email is Thank you for taking the time to read this:)
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Free or Low Cost Dental Care Resource Guide- all states

Click the link and scrowl down for your state~~~~~

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About tinalb

Hello. I just discovered this particular forum. I just accidentally stumbled acrooss this. I am constantly looking for dental help for my 30 year old daughter (Deci). She has had bad teeth for years and she is at the point that she is in constant pain. It is heartbraking to see Deci go through the horrific pain that she is suffering. I also went through the same thing and ended up having 15 teeth extracted and a full set of dentures at 32 years old. And this was after a full set of antibiotics and a trip to the emergency room to have emergency surgery to save my life. The abcess nearly went to my brain.  This apparently is heriditary because I have MANY in my family line that has had the same problem and ended up with dentures. Deci is now separated from her husband with a 3 year old daughter, and she is having a very rough time making ends meet. She goes to her part time waitress job every day in excrutiating pain and her face is swollen a lot. We try to keep antibiotics on hand for her to take, but now it is getting to the point that even the antibiotics is not even working. I am desperately seeking help for her. She has no extra income whatsoever to cover any kind of dental work. Not even an examination. I am not financially able to help her and it is breaking my heart. I am in constant fear for her health. Is there anyone out there that can help her? It would be the answer to our prayers. She is in pain as I write this. Thank you so much in advance for any help that you can give. God bless.
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danny 1962  

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 I did find a free dental clinic in Nashville, Tennessee . That helped with all that they could do. I just checked online for a free clinic,and I went and waited for awhile, but I did get the help that I needed.

 Now the next thing I need to work on is finding a new job that pays enough to pay the bills amd still have enough money to help with other things. I know like alot of people out there , liveing in todays time you and I are behind on bills,and are witts end trying to find help on paying everything.

 i applied for help to get grants ,but found out that you have to pay for the information first,and then you find out you may not be able to find the real help that you need. have any of you found a place that really helps people out ?

 I did finish my GED which took awhile, and if you need to get yours there is help and hope. I went thru the bord of education ,where they provided classes and books,and alot of help that I really needed. I did look online first and found places that wanted you to pay up to $400.00 ,and It only cost me $ 60.00 ,and where I work at, they are going to repay me for getting my GED.

 Now I am tryig to find a scholorship or pell grant so I can go back to school and hopefuly get a better life for myself. I did find a place in town that helps people with needs like food for your family,so I know that there are places like that out there,and If you know of more please post them so that people can get more help.

 I am still dealing with depression,and I have not been able to find help on that matter yet,but I am hanging in there. Right now I am looking at fileing chapter 13 so I will not lose everything that I have. If you have done this ,can you leave a post on the steps and how it helps.

 One place that helped me out was modest needs,and you can find them online,and they will be able to help you as well. Please hang in there,and if you can help me or other people please leave a post..thank you   Danny

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About cinnie1

I live in Portland, Oregon  I am 47 and have a son who is grown with a family of his, and I have to fantastic Grandsons.  I work at a local Hospital as a Medical Assistant and I am trying to get into nursing school.  I have some hobbies camping going to the coast, making Jewelry and quilts.  I love being a medical assistant and have work in a number of different fields but I guess my best job was Pain Management.  Now I am working in Occupational Health and in a sense is dealing with pain and helping working people get back to work.

There is not much more to say, so I will say good-bye for now! 

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About 1gr8mom

My daughter is getting in her wisdom teeth.  Her face is swollen and the pain is almost unbearable.  The pain extends to her ear and jaw.  She can hardly open her mouth or chew.  She will be graduating, with HIGH HONORS, from CSU-Stanislaus, (in Turlock, CA) in June of this year (2009).  Unfortunately, at this time, she does not have dental insurance or the ability to pay very much.  Do you know of any Dental Schools or Clinics that would be willing to extract her wisdom teeth for low or no cost?  PLEASE HELP US.. I am worried and feel helpless...  I am a disabled widow and live about 400 miles from her.  If you have any ideas or resources, PLEASE, I beg, let me know.  She needs to have them extracted ASAP, then, I can have peace of mind and sleep restfully.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.  Cindy Steffler

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Hopeful in Texas  

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I am 51 years old and in need of dental work.  I have been out of work for over a year due to an injury and only get workers comp and the end of January my husband was laid off and is currently getting unemploymet.  Betweenthe two of us we barley cover our bills and hope to have enough for groceries and gas.  I have two teeth that have broken off at the gum and a filling that has fallen out.  One of the broken teeth is starting to cause me pain and the whole left side of my face is hurting now.  If there is any way to get free dental care I am in need.  When times get better and I get the chance I will do what I can to help someone else.  If there is anyone willing to help please, I would love to hear from you.

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About evangelistal76

Hello, I live in Arizona. I am in urgent need of a dental treatment but my financial situation does not allow it. I’m even embarrassed to go to a dentist for a consultation, this is how bed my teeth are!!! I had bed teeth since I was little, but my parents just did not care. You would be shocked seeing me considering my age and the condition of my teeth. I have missing lot of teeth, broken teeth, cavities, infections. I can not eat and bite/chew without pain. I am in very strong pain EVERY SINGLE DAY :((((((((. I haven't been to dentist for 8 years because I have had no insurance. I have no current solution for my problem so I thought maybe there are a view kind people out there who can help me. I am a female and only 32 years old but my teeth are a mess :(((( ! I am not even able to smile at all. I can’t even get a job I want because my appearance is not presentable.

I am completely inconfident and I am in a depression :(((( I FINALLY HAVE medical insurance but in order to get my teeth fixed I still need to come up with thousands(maybe 10 000 or more) Dollars (!!!) which I can not afford it to pay at ones. And because of my credit I can’t get a loan. Is there a kind doctor who is willing to do work and give me some payment plan(no credit company loans, I‘m working now and I get pretty good pay, I would be able to come up with around 1000 dollars a month and or even I am willing to work at a dental office part time in exchange for some work. ? Or are there non-profit organizations? I'm feeling embarrassed posting this but I just can't deal with this pain anymore and the way I look and feel and the fact, that I can‘t even smile or talk normally without people notice my dental problems. Thanks for your time reading my message.

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About fuffy1002002

Hi,  I desperately need dental help.  My front tooth broke again.  I had a fake 1/2 tooth with post that has come out.  I did get an estimate and it was $1200.00 to fix my front tooth.  But, I also have more dental work that needs to be done.  I live in the Fort Worth/Dallas area.  Does anyone know of any dentist that do pro bono work?  I just started working, so I can make payments, but just not the $800.00 down like the dentist I went to just to get this started.  I am so embarressed to smile or laugh.  It's my front tooth !!   Please send any suggestions or help. 



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Here is a great site with more ideas for free or low cost dental care. Make sure you look around the whole site to find all types of help .There is a good list of dental schools and tons of other information. One thing to note : as with other dental options , there are insurance and credit ideas. If you can pay them back , then great. If you know that they will only get you into more debt that you can't pay DO NOT USE THEM ! Otherwise , this site is great for dental care resources.




Scroll down on the following page and you will find a listing of mobile dental vans/clinics from various sections of the country :



This is a credit card that is only for medical procedures . Among the procedures covered are dental services. Your dentist has to subscribe to this program in order for you to access it , but the site has a search feature so that you can find out what dentists in your area have this plan . Remember , if you can't make the payments  it is still not a good deal .





This is a great place to find Community Dental Health resources in your state or territory:





Free publications about all kinds of dental challenges are found here:



01/19/08 Another place to look for local dental organizations that my help you find low or no cost assistance



 for a credit program for dental procedures. Please know that this program is for PEOPLE WHO CAN PAY THE MONTHLY PREMIUM COSTS .If you can't pay them back ,and you default , you will be paying 30% in interest ! So this is only for extreme problems that you KNOW you can pay back within a year. Still , it might be an alternative for some .




Some of us feel that a low cost dental insurance is a good answer. Unfortunately , there are many 'plans' that are actually scams. Here is the National Association of Insurance Commissioners web site . On this site , you can check any insurance plan to see if it is legitimate . They also offer help in finding an alternative to pay for health bills.



Here is a long list of organizations that are looking for volunteers for their mouth and tooth disease studies . Most studies pay for all your work , transportation and sometimes pay you a small amount more.




This is a program that seems fairly new called Community Oral Health Station. On this site you will find programs for children , elders , the military , low income , disabled and more. 





Although most of these sources are covered in one way or another on my dental Aidpages , you may still find assistance through using them . Some of this information is included in the " government run-around - type - information"category.

Finding Low-Cost Dental  Care                                                                                                                                             

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), one of the federal government's National Institutes of Health, leads the nation in conducting and supporting research to improve oral health. As a research organization, NIDCR does not provide financial assistance for dental treatment. The following resources, however, may help you find the dental care you need.

Clinical Trials

NIDCR sometimes seeks volunteers with specific dental, oral, and craniofacial conditions to participate in research studies, also known as clinical trials. Researchers may provide study participants with limited free or low-cost dental treatment for the particular condition they are studying. To find out if there are any NIDCR clinical trials that you might fit into, visit the NIDCR web site at and click on "NIDCR Studies Seeking Patients." For a complete list of all federally funded clinical trials, visit If you do not have access to the Internet, you may need to visit your local library or ask a friend or family member for assistance.To see if you qualify for any clinical trials being conducted at our Bethesda, Maryland, campus, you can call the Clinical Center's Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office at 1-800-411-1222.

Dental Schools

Dental schools can be a good source of quality, reduced-cost dental treatment. Most of these teaching facilities have clinics that allow dental students to gain experience treating patients while providing care at a reduced cost. Experienced, licensed dentists closely supervise the students. Post-graduate and faculty clinics are also available at most schools.To find out if there is a dental school in your area, call your state dental society or association. These organizations are listed in your telephone book. For a complete list of dental schools, visit the NIDCR web site at and click on "Finding Dental Care," or contact the National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse at:National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
Bethesda, Maryland 20892–3500
(301) 402–7364

Bureau of Primary Health Care

The Bureau of Primary Health Care, a service of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), supports federally-funded community health centers across the country that provide free or reduced-cost health services, including dental care. To obtain a list of centers in your area, contact the HRSA Information Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-HRSA (1-888-275-4772) or visit their web site at

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers three important federally-funded programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

   Medicare is a health insurance program for people who are 65 years and older or for people with specific disabilities. Medicare does not cover most routine dental care or dentures(WHY NOT !!!??-SL). Visit

*       Medicaid is a state-run program that provides medical benefits, and in some cases dental benefits, to eligible individuals and families. States set their own guidelines regarding who is eligible and what services are covered. Most states provide limited emergency dental services for people age 21 or over, while some offer comprehensive services. For most individuals under the age of 21, dental services are provided under Medicaid. Visit

*       SCHIP helps children up to age 19 who are without health insurance. SCHIP provides medical coverage and, in most cases, dental services to children who qualify. Dental services covered under this program vary from state to state. Visit


 CMS can provide detailed information about each of these programs and refer you to state programs where applicable. If you currently have Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Others may call 1-877-267-2323 or visit the CMS web site at You can also write to them at the address below:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244

State and Local Resources

Your state or local health department may know of programs in your area that offer free or reduced-cost dental care. Call your local or state health department to learn more about their financial assistance programs. Check your local telephone book for the number to call.

United Way

The United Way may be able to direct you to free or reduced-cost dental services in your community. Check your telephone book for the number of your local United Way chapter.For additional copies of this fact sheet contact:National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
Bethesda, Maryland 20892–3500
(301) 402–7364


 This publication is not copyrighted.  Make as many copies as you need.

NIH Publication No. 07-6097
Printed November 2006










 State Oral Health Programs


Governmental Oral Health Programs in each state .

1) Contact information for the state dental director or ASTDD representative
2) Description of the oral health program and links to various state profiles
3) Links to a website, newsletters and oral health plan if available
4) Links to dental summit and Head Start oral health forum reports and other state-specific reports



  District of Columbia
  New Hampshire
  New Jersey
  New Mexico
  New York
  North Carolina
  North Dakota
  Rhode Island
  South Carolina
  South Dakota
  West Virginia












Admission Procedures for  Cleft Lip and Palate Repair 

Apply now for admission to Shriners Hospitals. Forms can also be obtained from any Shrine Temple or Shrine Club; by writing to Shriners Hospitals, P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631; or by calling the Shriners Hospitals toll-free referral line at 1-800-237-5055. (In Canada, call 1-800-361-7256.) Completed applications should be returned to the nearest Shriners Hospital.






Clinical Trials

Oral Complications of Cancer Therapies

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

Dry Mouth

Salivary Gland Disorders

Craniofacial Defects

Tooth Anomalies


TMD/TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorders)



Clinical trials for head , neck and oral cancers

click here :









provides dental services at certain locations. Here is a listing of where they are involved

 but please call the clinic/center before you go to make sure they offer what you want..

Here are some of the services that are provided ;

Bless-A-Child: Reaches out to children with food, clothing, medical services and educational programs. In the United States, this program not only provides children with new shoes, clothing and supplies for school, but also gives them opportunities for extra-curricular activities and tutoring that encourage their growth and development. International programs provide aid to orphanages; assist with food, clothing, education and medical services for disadvantaged children; and helps build, equip and support schools in blighted areas

. Medical Aid: In the United States, we recruit medical professionals and mobilize short-term clinics to address unmet medical needs of at-risk populations such as migrant workers, Native Americans, residents in Appalachia, and under served rural communities. During these clinics, we may offer basic medical, dental and pharmaceutical services as well as eye screenings, dependent upon the needs of the community.

The clinics/centers that participate are :

United States Outreach Centers

ALABAMA - Birmingham
Helpline Christian Outreach Ministries, Inc.
8 Roebuck Drive
Birmingham, AL 35215

El Cajon Foursquare Food Pantry

Templo Calvario
Obras de Amor
2617 W. Fifth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703

Church in the City
1530 Josephine Street
Denver, CO 80206

Somebody Cares Tampa Bay
100 S. Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

GEORGIA - Atlanta
Christian Ministry Center USA

ILLINOIS - Chicago
Operation Blessing - Chicago
P. O. Box 34637
Chicago, IL 60634

Kentucky - Murray
In His Steps

MICHIGAN - Detroit
Olive Branch Ministries, Inc.
196 O'Riley Ct.
Pontiac, MI 48342

NEW YORK - New York
New York Christian Resource Center
P. O. Box 118
Brooklyn, NY 11228-0118

NORTH CAROLINA -Fayetteville
Operation Blessing - Fayetteville
P. O. Box 2364
Fayetteville, NC 28302

PENNSYLVANIA - Philadelphia
Bethel Deliverance Church
2901 W. Cheltenham Ave.
Wyncote, PA 19095

TENNESSEE - Nashville
Isaiah 58
Belmont Church
68 Music Square East
Nashville, TN 37203

TEXAS - Dallas
People That Care
1829 W. Shady Grove
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

TEXAS - Houston
Turning Point Ministries
Somebody Cares Houston
P.O. Box 570007
Houston, TX 77257-0007

TEXAS - Port Neches
Community Care-Prayer Outreach
P. O. Box 114
Port Neches, TX 77651

VIRGINIA - Hampton Roads
Operation BreakingThrough
9296 Warwick Blvd.,
Newport News, VA 23607

WISCONSIN - Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Outreach Center
6647 W. Mill Road





 Toms of Maine , a natural healthcare company , supports 'Dental care for All" . They have great products and a supportive additude for those of us who need free dental care . Here is their search engine for finding a free/low cost dental clinic  in your area.





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Comment: Iam a physically disabled...

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Iam a physically disabled person. I need dental implants but I cannot afford them. Any Help or Suggestions? Signed, Disabled in Ontario
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