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COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF DENVER DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM
1062 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230
Lowry Campus, Bldg 753
(303) 365-8338/ www.ccd.edu

  • Screenings are free.
  • Exams, x-rays, cleanings, preventive maintenance, bleaching and sealants at reduced rates.
  • Approximate cost for a kids cleaning $10-30; Adult cleaning $15-60; and Senior cleaning $0-60. X-rays are $30.
  • No insurance accepted.

AFFORDABLE DENTAL
3216 High St, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 394-0231

  • Low income families, Medicaid, or most insurance.
  • No sliding scale – fees are lower than regular dentist.

DENVER RESCUE MISSION
1130 Park Ave West, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 294-0157/ denverrescuemission.org

  • General dental repair is limited to New Life Program participants.
  • Free dental extractions based on availability.
  • For dental services involving lab fees, the Mission seeks individual grants for patients that qualify.
  • Additional services available outside of dentistry.

FRIENDS OF MAN
PO Box 937, Littleton, CO 80160
(303) 798-2342 / friendsofman.org

  • The application process to provide limited financial assistance for the cost of medicine, dentures, wheelchairs, clothing, prostheses, eyeglasses, hearing aids and other appropriate needs. Food and rent available for individuals undergoing cancer treatment. No assistance available for rent, mortgages, utilities, or back bills. No cash available.

INNER CITY HEALTH CENTER
3800 York St, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-4873 / innercityhealth.com

  • Sliding fee scale; Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, Colorado Access Advantage and CoFinity accepted.
  • Sliding fee scale for uninsured patients based on income and number of people residing in the household. Uninsured patients must provide one month’s worth of paycheck stubs from the previous month’s employment.
  • Offers an oral hygiene class once a month that provides information on oral health and assistance that the agency provides.
  • Patients must attend the oral hygiene class before they can be scheduled for treatment.
  • Emergencies ($90 flat fee), cannot be a patient of record.

METRO COMMUNITY PROVIDER NETWORK
Children, families and pregnant women
Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ and uninsured (sliding scale) accepted
Emergency care
Cleanings, exams, crowns, dentures, x-rays, extractions, fillings, root canals, sealants
mcpn.org

  • Arvada Health Center
    11005 Ralston Rd, #100-G, Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 360-6276
  • Aurora Health & Wellness Plaza
    10680 Del Mar Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80010
    (303) 360-6276
  • Jeffco Family Health Services Center
    7495 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (303) 360-6276
  • North Aurora Family Health Services
    3292 Peoria St, Aurora, CO 80010
    (303) 360-6276
  • Pine Tree Health Center & Dental
    17866 Cotton Wood Dr, Parker, CO 80134
    (303) 360-6276
  • South Aurora Family Health Services
    15132 E. Hampden Ave, Ste G, Aurora, CO 80014
    (303) 360-6276

PEOPLE’S DENTIST
1245 E Colfax Ave, #305, Denver, CO 80218
(303) 430-7399
www.dentalhealthcolorado.com

  • Medicaid and uninsured patients accepted.
  • Dental care services include new patient evaluation, cleanings and emergency services.
  • Treatment services include fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, partials and root canals.
  • Annual membership available for uninsured patients. Membership includes Medicaid prices for dental services provided.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE
13065 E. 17th Avenue, Aurora CO 80045
(303) 724-6900 / (303) 724-6942 Emergency Only
Become a patient at CU

  • Offers general dentistry, dental hygiene, periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics and radiology.
  • Deposit required for emergency visits (for extractions and fillings).
  • Approximately 30% less than private practices.
  • Qualifications and registration are taken over the telephone.
Denver County Residents
The Denver Health clinics below offer a full range of dental treatments, except orthodontics, to people living in Denver County.

  • You must be a resident of the City and County of Denver.
  • Parent or guardian must accompany kids 18 or under.
  • For a dental emergency appointment call the Appointment Center at (303) 436-4949.
  • Picture ID and a utility bill with the patient’s name is required to qualify for services using CHP+. Not required for patients using Medicaid.
  • Co-pay or deposit due at the time of service.
  • Cost based on income level. Must apply for discount program through an enrollment specialist. You can contact Enrollment Services at (303) 602-2300.

DENVER HEALTH – EASTSIDE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
501 28th St, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 436-4949

DENVER HEALTH – WESTSIDE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
1100 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204
(303) 436-4949

DENVER HEALTH – MONTEBELLO FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
12600 E Albrook Dr, Denver, CO 80239
(303) 436-4949

DENVER HEALTH – LOWRY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
1001 Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80230
(303) 436-4949

DENVER HEALTH – WEBB FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
301 W 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
(303) 436-4949

Children
CHILDREN’S HEALTH PLAN PLUS (CHP+) DENTAL BENEFITS
4500 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver, CO 80246
(800) 359-1991 Eligibility/Applications – Customer Service (8am – 6pm)
www.cchp.org

Low-cost health insurance program for uninsured Colorado children age 18 and under whose families earn or own too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance.

  • Children 18 and under and pregnant women 19 and over who are NOT eligible for Medicaid & do not have other health insurance.
  • Fees depend on family size and income. Applicants with household income 260% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Call to get an application, or download from the website.
  • Covers primary care, emergency/urgent care, hospital services, dental care (children only), prescriptions, immunizations, maternity care and mental/behavioral health care.
  • Dental provided by Delta Dental of Colorado.
  • Services include preventive and diagnostic, basic restorative, oral surgery and endodontic care.
  • Dental care for children services up to $1000 per year covers exams and cleanings, fillings, routine extractions and some root canal therapies. As with all CHP+ benefits, higher income families may be required to pay a small fee when they receive services.
  • If you have questions about CHP+ dental benefits, call Delta Dental at 1-800-610-0201.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO – HEALTHY SMILES DENTAL CLINIC
1575 Wheeling, Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 777-6788
www.childrenscolorado.org

Provides exams and treatment to children including surgery, cleanings and fillings. Addresses injuries to the mouth and teeth, as well as growth or developmental problems.

    • Children 6 months to 18 years, disabled up to 19 years.
    • All major health insurance plans accepted, including Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus.
    • Special payment arrangements can be made for kids without health insurance.
      Deposit due at time of service.
    • No residency requirement.
    • Referrals given for orthodontics, oral surgery, cleft lip, palate conditions and other health issues.

KIDS IN NEED OF DENTISTRY (KIND)
(303) 733-3710 / (877) 544-KIND (toll-free)
kindsmiles.org

Coordinates service of volunteer and paid dentists to provide preventive and routine dental care for youth living in the metro Denver and Colorado Springs areas.

      • Low-income children ages birth to 18 years.
      • Accepts Medicaid and CHP+.
      • Uninsured families can qualify for a 75% discount for their child’s dental service – proof of income is required.
      • Denver Public Schools funding available.

Adams County Clinic – Tri County Health Department
4201 E 72nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022
(303) 439-5961

Denver Clinic – Mountain West Dental Institute
925 Lincoln St, Unit B, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 957-3284

Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
3401 N. Eudora St, Denver, CO 80207
(303) 300-6155

Colorado Springs
1120 N Cir, #240, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 227-1018

AIDS/HIV+ Patients
HOWARD DENTAL CENTER
6260 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
(303) 863-0772
www.coloradohealthnetwork.org/howard-dental-center

Serves individuals in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas or Jefferson counties, with proof of HIV status, income, residency and proof of insurance. Fees are based on family size and income.

  • Provide exams, cleanings, restorations, extractions, root canals, replacement of missing teeth, crowns, bridges and emergency care.
Native Americans
DENVER INDIAN HEALTH & FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
1663 Fillmore Street, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 953-6600
www.dihfs.info
Seniors
TRI-COUNTY HEALTH SENIOR PROGRAM
4857 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 783-7106

Dental clinic available for low-income seniors living in Arapahoe County.

  • By application only (call for application). Proof of income required.
  • To qualify. patient must be older than 55 years and does not have dental insurance.
  • Sliding fee scale based on income, plus 25% of lab fees. Will arrange payments.
  • Services include exams, X-rays, cleanings, fillings, crowns, extractions and dentures. Not able to provide dental implants or cosmetic services.
Medicare Information
1-800-MEDICARE
www.medicarecolorado.com
Medicare doesn’t cover routine dental care or most dental procedures such as cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates or other dental devices. Medicare Part A will pay for certain dental services when you’re in a hospital if you need to have emergency or complicated dental procedures. There are several plans under Medicare, so it’s best for callers to inquire about their specific benefits by calling their Medicare office.
Boulder, Longmont, Louisville Residents
DENTAL AID, Inc.
www.dentalaid.org

Aid accepts Medicaid and CHP+. On average, dental services run approximately 50% less than customary fees. Enrollment assistance is available at all locations. Services include:

  • Pediatric and family dentists
  • Emergency care
  • Cleanings and exams
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Orthodontics
  • Fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, veneers and extractions
  • Boulder Dental Aid, Inc.
    4155 Darley Ave, Boulder, CO 80305
    (303) 499-7072
  • Longmont Dental Aid, Inc.
    1715 Princess Dr, Longmont, CO 80501
    (303) 682-2619
  • Louisville Dental Aid, Inc.
    877 East South Boulder Rd, Louisville, CO 80027
    (303) 665-8228
Jefferson County Residents
JEFFCO ACTION CENTER – EMERGENCY FUNDS
8755 W. 14th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 237-7704

Limited financial assistance, depending on funding, is provided to low-income and homeless people in Jefferson County. Financial assistance may be available for emergency eye and dental care, prescriptions, rent, utilities, and Colorado identification cards. Also supplies bus tokens.

  • Requires photo ID and proof of address.
  • Dental help provided if funds are available. Only one extraction per family.
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste available if needed.
Orthodontic Treatment
COLORADO ORTHODONTIC FOUNDATION
(303) 501-3691
www.thecof.org

Connects low-income families (specifically children up to the age of 18) with local orthodontists to make braces affordable and accessible. Must be approved as eligible through financial qualification process.

SMILES CHANGE LIVES
(888) 900-3554
www.smileschangelives.org

SCL is a non-profit organization that offers families that cannot afford the full cost of braces an affordable option for obtaining treatment for their child. Qualifications include:

  • 7 – 21 years of age
  • Good oral hygiene
  • Moderate to severe need for braces
  • Not be currently wearing braces
  • Meet SCL financial guidelines
  • Pay non-refundable application fee ($10) and financial investment ($650)
Homeless
COLORADO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS DENTAL CLINIC
www.coloradocoalition.org/dental-care
2130 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 293-2220

Offers preventive, emergency and restorative care to the homeless.

  • No charge for dental work, but patients need to meet the criteria for “homelessness.”
    Emergency, restorative, root canals and low-cost dentures available. Limited access to referrals for specialty care.
Persons With Disabilities
DENTAL LIFELINE NETWORK
(303) 534-5360
https://dentallifeline.org

DONATED DENTAL SERVICES (DDS)

  • Serves those who cannot afford dental care AND are elderly, disabled or medically-challenged.
  • Patients must complete an online application and provide proof of income.
  • Offers dental house calls for home bound individuals, people with disabilities and residents of nursing homes in the metro Denver area who cannot easily access dental offices.
  • Patients must complete an online application and provide proof of income.

DENVER RESCUE MISSION
1130 Park Ave West, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 291-4687

  • Dental services including examinations, fillings, cleanings, etc. available for program participants only
  • Dental grants are provided to people in need when grant monies are available.
  • Dental grants available for full dentures.
  • Extractions only (limited appointments available to the public).
  • Need to be employed full-time, retired, or on disability to qualify.
Veterans
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION DENTAL CLINIC
1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220
(303) 393-2823
www.va.gov

FREEDOM DAY USA
Free dental care for active military, veterans and immediate family.
www.freedomdayusa.org

PLEASE NOTE: While we are very fortunate to have so many dental clinics and programs for low-income individuals, the need far outweighs the resources available. We make every attempt to keep our list as up-to-date as possible, however, be aware that emergency and appointment availability is subject to change. We recommend that individuals contact the programs directly and we encourage them to follow any specified acceptance protocols (i.e. filling out the application, getting their name on the waiting list, etc). Because the need for dental services is so great, patience and persistence must be exercised.

Low-income Dental Map

Affordable Dental

AFFORDABLE DENTAL
3216 High St, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 394-0231

Childrens Hospital Colorado Pediatric Dentistry

Healthy Smiles Clinic
13123 E. 16th Ave. B240, Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-6788
www.childrenscolorado.org

Clinica Family Health Services - Pecos Clinic

Pecos Clinic
1701 W 72nd Ave, Denver, CO 80221
303-650-4460
www.clinica.org

Clinica Family Health Services - Thornton Clinic

Thornton Clinic
8990 N Washington St, Thornton, CO 80229
720-207-0170
www.clinica.org

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

2111 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80205
303-291-5165
www.coloradocoalition.org

Community College of Denver - Dental Hygiene Program

Lowry Campus, Bldg 753
1062 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230
(303) 365-8338

Dental Aid - Boulder Clinic

Boulder Clinic
4155 Darley Ave, Boulder, CO 80305
303-499-7072
www.dentalaid.org

Dental Aid - Longmont Clinic

Longmont Clinic
1715 Princess Dr, Longmont, CO 80501
303-682-2619
www.dentalaid.org

Dental Aid - Louisville Clinic

Louisville Clinic
877 E South Boulder Rd, Louisville, CO 80027
303-665-8228
www.dentalaid.org

Denver Health - Eastside Family Health Center

Eastside
501 28th St, Denver, CO 80205
303-436-4600
www.denverhealth.org

Denver Health - Lowry Family Health Center

Lowry
1001 Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80230
303-436-4949
www.denverhealth.org

Denver Health - Montbello Family Health Center

Montbello
12600 E Albrook Dr, Denver CO 80239
720-956-2730
www.denverhealth.org

Denver Health - Webb Center

Webb Center
301 W 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
303-602-8200
www.denverhealth.org

Denver Health - Westside Family Health Center

Westside
1100 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204
303-436-4345
www.denverhealth.org

Denver Indian Health & Family Services

1663 Fillmore St, Denver, CO 80203
303-953-6600
www.dihfs.info

Denver Rescue Mission

1130 Park Ave West, Denver, CO 80205
303-294-0157
www.denverrescuemission.org

Howard Dental Center

Clinic for HIV/AIDS Patients
5050 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO 80246
303-863-0772
www.howarddental.org

Inner City Health Center

3800 York St.
Denver, CO 80205
303-296-4873
www.innercityhealth.com

Kids In Need of Dentistry - Adams County

Adams County Clinic
Tri County Health Dept.
4201 E 72nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022
303-439-5961
www.kindsmiles.org

Kids in Need of Dentistry - Dahlia Campus

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well Being
3401 N Eudora St, Denver, CO 80207
303-300-6155
www.kindsmiles.org

Kids In Need of Dentistry - Denver Clinic

Denver  Clinic
Mountain West Dental Institute
925 Lincoln St, Unit B, Denver, CO 80203
303-957-3284
www.kindsmiles.org

Metro Community Provider Network - Arvada Health Center

Arvada Dental Clinic
11005 Ralston Rd. Ste. 202
Arvada, CO 80004
303-360-6276
mcpn.org

Metro Community Provider Network - Jeffco Family Health Services Center

7495 West 29th Ave,
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 239-9964
mcpn.org

Metro Community Provider Network - North Aurora Family Health Services

North Aurora Family Health
3292 Peoria St.
Aurora, CO 80011
303-360-6276
mcpn.org

Metro Community Provider Network - Pine Tree Health Center

17866 Cotton Wood Dr.
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 205-6899
mcpn.org

Metro Community Provider Network - South Aurora Family Health Services

15132 E. Hampden Ave., Ste G,
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 762-6546
mcpn.org

People's Dentist

People’s Dentist
1245 E Colfax Ave, #305, Denver, CO 80218
303-430-7399
www.dentalhealthcolorado.com

Salud Family Health Centers

6255 N. Quebec Pkwy.
Commerce City, CO 80022
303-286-6755
www.saludclinic.org

Total Oral Prevention Strategies (TOPS)

Pediatric Care & Dental Services
1633 Fillmore St., Ste. 212
Denver, CO 80206
303-996-4811

Tri County Health Senior Program

4857 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
303-783-7106

University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus
13065 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045

School of Dental Medicine
303-724-6900
ucdenver.edu/dentalmedicine

General Practice Residency Program Clinic
303-724-6941

ABOUT MDDS

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