Free or Low-Cost Dental Care Resources in Minnesota
Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota (CDF-MN)
CDF-MN provides a low-cost health care directory including dental care that is available at www.cdf-mn.orgClick on “low-cost health care directory” on the lower rightside of the home page. Call 651-227-6121 to be referred to affordable medical, dental or mental health services in Minnesota for people who are uninsured or underinsured.
Children’s Dental Services
Providing low-cost or free dental care to pregnant women and children 0-18 years whose families cannot pay for dental care or have no insurance. Clinic staff assists families in completing applications for public assistance programs. Children with challenging behaviors or needing emergency care are also seen. Clinic staff is multilingual, speaking at least 13 languages. There are 13 clinic sites throughout the metro area available to people living anywhere in Minnesota or the United States. 612-746-1530 for scheduling. www.childrensdentalservices.org
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped
There are dentists in Minnesota who have volunteered to provide comprehensive dental care to people of all ages, who, because of a serious disability, advanced age or medical problems, lack adequate income to pay for needed care. 888-471-6334; (direct) 866-242-6290. www.nfdh.org
University of MN Pediatric Dental School
The University dental school provides care for children 16 years old and younger; including general anesthesia or sedated dentistry as needed for special needs children; 24 hour emergency care is available; treatment is provided by two year fellows and graduate dental students, under the supervision of the dental faculty. 612-625-2495.
Hibbing Community College: pediatric through adult dental care is provided by UH dental students. For more information or appointments, call 218-262-7200 or 1-800-224-4422.
Rice Regional Dental Clinic in Willmar: located in Wilmar is also staffed by UH dental students, under the supervision of an experienced dentist and will pediatric through adult dental care is provided by UH dental students. For more information call 320-214-2620 or 877-214-2611.
Give Kids A Smile Day
The first Saturday of February each year, all dentists across the state are asked to provide free dental care to children. Minnesota Dental Association 612-767-8400. www.mndental.org
Did you know that 1 in 5 Minnesota families with children have a child or youth with special health care needs or disabilities?
Family Voices of Minnesota supports those “1 in 5” families by providing tools that assist in accessing needed services and navigating systems of care.