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Dental

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NAMES OF DENTISTS WHO ACCEPT MEDICAID

A list of dentists who accept Medicaid is posted at: http://dentalhealthcouncil.org/medicaid.html
 

NAMES OF DENTISTS WHO PROVIDE LOW-COST DENTAL CARE

A referral guide for low-cost dental care is posted at: http://dentalhealthcouncil.org/lowincome.html

 

YOUTH SPECIALTY

Dental care and oral health education to underserved children under the age of 18 who need dental care in Southeastern Michigan.  The Children’s Toothfairy Foundation will take a confidential application from a child’s guardian and screen them for Medicaid eligibility.  If a family qualifies for Medicaid, they will get signed up and into the Medicaid system for services.  If they do not qualify, the Foundation will handle 100% of the dental bill once the patient completes their regimen of care through the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.  No cosmetic dentistry or orthodontia is available.  Available from the Children's ToothFairy Foundation in W. Bloomfield, MI (248) 855-4227 or e-mail: IneedHelp@Childrenstoothfairyfoundation.org

Braces for children ages 10-18 from low-income families. The Smiles Change Lives (SCL) program connects local orthodontic providers with qualified children in need of braces. Approved families agree to pay a $600 Program Fee for access to SCL’s provider network. SCL orthodontic providers offer quality treatment and healthy smiles to children approved for the program. Children applying for the program must meet financial guidelines and be motivated to follow their orthodontist’s treatment plan, which averages between 20 and 36 months. NOTE: If accepted into the program, SCL provides for orthodontic treatment ONLY. Extractions, cleanings, oral surgery or other treatment that may be necessary before, during or after orthodontic treatment are the financial responsibility of the patient’s parents or guardians. For more information about the Smiles Change Lives program, call (816) 421-4949 (Kansas City, Missouri) or info@smileschangelives.org. Website: www.smileschangelives.org

ALL AGES

A wide range of dental services to the public at reduced cost. Services include comprehensive oral examinations, nutritional assessments, X-rays, oral hygiene instructions, dental cleanings, periodontal scaling/root planing, and application of fluoride and dental sealants.  Charges for dental services are nominal and help to cover the clinic’s operating costs.  Fees range from $5 for fluoride application to $60 for periodontal scaling/root planing.  Dental X-rays average $20 - $30 while adult cleanings are $30 and cleanings for children ages 3 - 14 are $20.  Insurance cannot be accepted, and payment is required at the time of treatment.  Care is provided by students under the direct supervision of licensed dentists and hygienists.  Longer appointments are to be expected due to the educational nature of the clinic.  Available from Baker College Center for Dental Hygiene Education, (586) 790-5238.

CLINIC HOURS
January - June Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
June - August Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
September - December Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Dental services (first appointment is x-rays and plan of action) including cleanings, filling cavities and tooth extraction for persons aged 18 and older who are 200% of the poverty level or less.  Paperwork needed to prove income.  Available from Trinity Community Care. (586) 649-3014.

Dental care (exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, emergency exams, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, fluoride treatments, sealants, partial and complete dentures).  Walk-ins and emergency appointments.  Accepts most private dental insurances, all Medicaid plans and offer a Sliding Fee Scale for uninsured and under-insured patients.  Provides referrals to their partner locations that offer complex pediatric and special needs care for patients who require sedation dentistry Transportation services are also available for Macomb County residents. Evening and weekend hours. Translation services and is handicap accessible. Available from MyCare Dental Clinics:

MyCare Health Center Mt. Clemens (586) 783-2222
MyCare Health Center Center Line (586) 756-7777
MyCare Health Center Clinton Township (586) 493-0961

Dental Discount Program for all Macomb County residents and their dependents.  NBC Discount Dental program is not insurance, it is a discount program. The cost is $69.00 annually. Membership includes one person and up to eight family members who share the same primary residence of students in college. For more information, call (866) 498-7914 or visit their website at:  www.nbcdental.com

Dentists who take Medicaid. The Medicaid HMOs do not provide dental services. Medicaid recipients can use their plastic Medicaid card to go to dentists who take Medicaid. Questions about Medicaid-covered services can be answered at (800) 642-3195. For a referral to a dentist who accepts Medicaid, call the Tri-County Dental Health Council at (248) 559-7767 or visit their website at:  http://www.dentalhealthcouncil.org/mc or the Macomb Dental Society, (586) 677-9178 or visit their website at www.macombdental.org

A full range of dentistry services for all members of the community, including low income families.  Dental services include: oral exams/cleanings, fillings, tooth removal, partials and dentures, crowns, and other dental procedures. Accepts Medicaid plans, as well as some private insurance plans.  Available from My Community Dental Centers in partnership with the Macomb County Health Department, Warren.  To make an appointment, call (877) 313-6232 or pre-register online at www.mydental.org

NAMES OF DENTISTS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS

A list of dentists who provide services to seniors, low-income individuals, patients on Medicaid, disabled, handicapped or institutionalized individuals, individuals with no dental insurance, children, individuals who are in nursing homes or are homebound, and others in need of dental care they could not otherwise afford: http://www.smilemichigan.com/FindaDentist/DentalClinicDirectory.aspx

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES

Donated dental services for people with physical and mental disabilities who cannot afford needed dental treatment matches qualified persons with volunteer dentists. Services are donated in the dentist’s office. Qualified applicants must be permanently disabled, critically ill or elderly. Each person’s condition must be severe enough to prohibit or significantly limit gainful employment. In addition, cannot afford dental care on their own, have any other resources available to get treatment, and need extensive treatments, not just a cleaning and check-up. A referral coordinator screens each applicant. For more information, contact the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (303) 534-5360 (Denver, Colorado).

HOMEBOUND

In-home dental services (cleaning, digital x-rays, exams, extractions, fillings, root canals, dentures, etc. for homebound, physically challenged or health-impaired children and adults. Medicaid and Medicare not accepted. Fee for service with some dental plan reimbursements available. Available from Portable Dental Services, (586) 873-5567.  www.portabledentalservices.com/

HOMELESS

Assistance for dental emergencies for homeless persons on a sliding fee basis. “Homeless” includes shelters, transitional housing and those doubling up with others. Available from Community First Healther Centers (formerly Downriver Community Services), (586) 552-8333.

ALL AGES

Dental services (first appointment is x-rays and a plan of action) including cleanings, filling cavities and tooth extraction for persons aged 18 and older who are 200% of the poverty level or less. Paperwork needed to prove income.  Available from Trinity Community Care, (586) 649-3014.

Dental care (exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, emergency exams, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, fluoride treatments, sealants, dentures). Accepts all Medicaid plans. Available from Available from MyCare Dental; Clinic, Center Line, (586) 467-0980.

Dental Discount Program for all Macomb County residents and their dependents. NBC Discount Dental program is not insurance, it is a discount program. The cost is $69.00 annually.  Membership can include one person and up to eight family members who share the same primary residence or students in college. For more information, call (866) 498-7914 or visit their website at: www.nbcdental.com/

Dentists who take Medicaid. The Medicaid HMOs do not provide dental services.  Medicaid recipients can use their plastic Medicaid card to go to dentists who take Medicaid. Questions about Medicaid-covered services can be answered at (800) 642-3195.  For a referral to a dentist who accepts Medicaid, call the Tri-County Dental Health Council at (248) 559-7767 or visit their website at: www.dentalhealthcouncil.org; or the Macomb Dental Society, (586) 677-9178 or visit their website at:  http://www.macombdental.org/.

Full range of dental services at about 1/3 of private practice rates and will accept Medicaid.  Each appointment is about 3 hours long. Available from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, (734) 763-6933 or (888) 707-2500 or visit their website at:  www.dent.umich.edu.

Dental services (extractions, root canals, veneers, invisalign, braces, and "complete smile makeovers.") and accepting most insurances and Medicaid. A sliding fee scale (with prior authorization from Community First Health Centers (formerly Downriver Community Services) and only for residents of New Haven, Lenox, Ray Township).  Available at New Haven Medical Center, 58144 Gratiot, Suite 316, New Haven, MI.  For more information, call Quality Dental Associates, (586) 749-3333 or visit their website at:  www.qualitydentalassociates.com.

Dental services for Macomb County low-income children (age 3 and older) and adults who are residents of Macomb County.  The dental clinic accepts Medicaid for persons under the age of 21.  The fees are reduced compared to private practices.  The dental clinic is staffed by licensed dentists and hygienists.  Services are provided by appointment only.  Residents who have Medicaid or are uninsured must meet income eligibility.  Services include cleanings, fillings, dentures, crowns, oral exams, X-rays, fluoride treatments, consultations, oral care instructions.  Services NOT Provided: extractions, root canals, emergency services, periodontal cleanings.  Online application (must submit proof of income along with the application).  Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday.  Appointments only, no walk-ins.  Available from the Macomb County Health Department (Warren),  (586) 465-9152. (http://www.macombcountymi.gov/publichealth/ClinicServices/fhs_dental_healthprogram.htm)

SENIOR CITIZENS

One-time donated dental care for low-income elderly aged 62 and older and disabled. Applicants must complete an application and are put on a waiting list (about 2 – 6 months). Qualified individuals are treated at no cost; however, people who can pay for part of their care may be encouraged to do so, especially when lab work is involved. Medicaid recipients can receive help only with a written statement from their Medicaid dentist recommending treatment for a non-covered service.   Available from Michigan Donated Dental Services.  The application is available online at:  http://www.michigan.gov/documents/miseniors/donateddental-app_216402_7.pdf.   Website:  www.nfdh.org

OUT-OF-COUNTY

Full range of dental services at about 30% - 50% less than regular dental offices. Specific fees will be discussed once accepted as a patient and a treatment plan is developed.  Available from the U of D Mercy Dental Clinic, (313) 494-6700 or visit their website.

Low-cost oral surgery for disabled, handicapped, seniors, nursing home residents, children under 18, low-income, referrals, extractions, exams, emergency care.  Accepts Medicaid, payment plans, reduced fees.  Available from St. John Detroit Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic in Detroit, (313) 499-4775.

Routine dental care for children and adults at costs which are significantly below standard fees.  Services are provided by students at the clinic, who are working under direct supervision of dentists and dental hygienists.  Appointments are available to anyone in the community.  Because it is a teaching environment, it is suggested that children should be at least three years old. In the event that a needed procedure is beyond the scope of the clinic, appropriate referrals are made.  Clinic hours vary by semester.  For more information, call Baker College of Auburn Hills (248) 276-6664.