CHILD & ADOLESCENT DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS RESOURCES
                                      (Free and Low-Cost)
This page is ONLY for Children's services but many other organizations offer both Adult and Children's care.
Be sure to check on this website under ADULT DENTAL RESOURCES

NATIONAL  PROGRAMS! 

Smiles Change Lives                   
2405 Grand Blvd.  Suite 300
Kansas City, MO  64108
Phone:  816-421-4949    888-900-3554  Toll-Free 
Email:  info@smileschangelives.org
Website: https://www.smileschangelives.org
Together with over 750 partnering orthodontists, we’ve been able to give nearly 12,000 young people the 
confidence to smile. We hope that we can do the same for you and your family. Our program is a true part-
nership in which the family, the orthodontist and Smiles Change Lives all work together to help children 
receive the smiles they deserve! 

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
6547 North Academy Blvd.   #304
Colorado Springs, CO  80918
Phone: 719-535-2777 
E-mail: info@S4L.org
Website: https://www.smileforalifetime.org/apply-for-braces
Eligibility: 
1.  Must have good dental hygiene practices
2.  Must be enrolled in school with a C average or above GPA
3.  Must have a social impediment or moderate/severe need for braces
4.  Applicants are children or young adults (age can vary per provider)
5.  This program helps people with income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines
6.  Should demonstrate a willingness to get involved in the community through volunteer service
7.  Some orthodontists may require 20 hours of volunteer service.
8.  Must have positive letters of recommendation from at least two community leaders  or teachers.
Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) is an international program that provides orthodontic scholarships to children 
and young adults who normally would not be able to afford treatment. Over 200 providers throughout the
U.S. and Canada. S4L will not charge a fee for the orthodontic treatment --participating orthodontists and orthodontic manufacturing companies donate their service, including the cost of one set of retainers. The 
only fees incurred are an initial $20 non-refundable application fee and a $480 investment fee to cover that 
of the program.

Dental Care for Children with Special Needs Program
Humanitarian Foundation Grottoes of North America 
430 Beecher 
Gahanna, OH  43230
Phone: 614-933-0711 
Email: hf@hfgrotto.org
Website: https://www.hfgrotto.org/programs
The Dental Care for Children with Special Needs Program is designed for children under 18 with one 
or more of the following conditions:
1. Cerebral Palsy
2. Muscular Dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders
3. Intellectual Disabilities, including Downs Syndrome for profound to 2 years overall delayed.
4. Documentation from the child’s school licensed psychologist, or physician, may be required.
5. Dental Care for Organ Transplant recipients pre & post 
Medicaid patients are not covered by the program. The Dental Care for Children with Special Needs 
Program is the secondary carrier when insurance is involved and acts as the primary carrier if no
insurance is available, and covers the maximum allowable fees as determined by the Humanitarian Foundation.


MICHIGAN PROGRAMS 

SMILE MICHIGAN
Website:https://www.smilemichigan.com/resources/free-reduced-fee-dental-programs-in-michigan
Known as free and reduced fee dental programs, community dental clinics treat low-income individ-
uals Medicaid. Throughout the state, these programs take the form of community care organizations, 
dental schools, and dental hygiene clinics. At these centers, dentists, dental hygienists, and other
trained staff provide necessary dental care for patients who cannot otherwise afford it.

Seal! Michigan Program / Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
109 East Michigan Ave. 5th Floor
Lansing, MI  48913
Phone: 517-241-1505
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_4911_4912_6226-279800--,00.html
Through the SEAL! MICHIGAN Dental Sealant Program, your child can get dental sealants and you 
and your family will not be billed for anything. Only your Medicaid, Healthy Kids Dental, MIChild or 
other dental insurance will be billed. This program helps people who are younger than 19 years old 
and are residents of MI.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Kids Dental Program
Website:https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_2943_4845_77918---,00.html
Across the state of Michigan, Healthy Kids Dental is available to children who have Medicaid and 
are under the age of 21. And finding dental care is easy with HKD, because eight out of 10 dentists 
across the state accept it. Dental coverage at no cost to you.

Community Health And Social Services Center (CHASS) 
5635 W. Fort 
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone: 313-849-3920
Email: info@chasscenter.org
Website: https://chasscenter.org/health/list/Dental-Care
Our experienced Dental Team provides a full range of routine oral health services to children and adults.
Services include:
Eligibility: Must have Medicaid, Medicare, or qualify for the sliding scale fee.
Languages: English, Spanish
Cost: Sliding Scale
Coverage Area: This program covers residents of the following counties: Lapeer County, Livingston 
County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Saint Clair County, and Wayne County. We accept Medicare 
and Medicaid. For those without coverage, most services are provided on a sliding fee scale. A minimum payment is required at the time of service.

Children and 39 S Dental Center - 3rd Floor
Operated by Detroit Health Care For The Homeless
79 W. Alexandrine 
Detroit, MI   48201-2015
Phone: 313-416-6262
Website: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that delivers affordable, accessible, quality, & value-based 
primary health care to everyone in our community regardless of their ability to pay. Our work helps 
to deliver care to the nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and the nation’s veterans.
Services provided include:
FQHCs accept Medicaid, Medicare, and provide a sliding-scale fee structure for those who do not have insurance or are underinsured.

Tri-County Dental Health Council  
29699 Southfield 
Southfield, MI  48076-2063  
Phone: 248-559-7767
Website: http://www.dentalhealthcouncil.org
Referral Services:
We identify oral health options and maintain up-to-date information on dentists who accept Medicaid 
and/or provide care to low-income patients. We also help people with special needs find appropriate 
dental services. An online directory of dentists in the Detroit metropolitan area who accept Medicaid 
can be found on our website.
Emergency Dental Assistance:
We verify an individual’s eligibility and arrange for emergency services through a network of volunteer dentists who provide treatment for pain relief.

Michigan Dental Program  (a program for HIV+ persons only)
Bureau of Family Health Services / Oral Health Program Division of Child and Adolescent Health
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
109 Michigan Ave. 5th Floor
Lansing, MI  48913
Phone: 844-648-3384   844-648-3384 Toll-Free 
Website:
https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_2955_2982_46000_46001-45691--,00.html
The Michigan Dental Program (MDP) covers dental care for persons living with HIV/AIDS who qualify 
for the program.

Smile Michigan.....The Mobile Dentists                 
33533 Twelve Mile   Suite 150
Farmington Hills, MI  48331
Phone: 888-833-8441
Website: https://www.mobiledentists.com
Over the years, through our partnerships with schools, millions of children have received dental care 
who otherwise would never have received it. With great pride and humility we are honored to make a difference in the lives of many children. Oral health is truly the gateway to overall health.

​PLYMOUTH DENTAL FUND
The Salvation Army
9451 S. Main 
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-453-5464
Website: https://plymouthunitedway.org/resources/dental-emergency
Plymouth Dental Fund:
The Plymouth Dental Fund is a partnership between Plymouth Community United Way & the Salvation
Army Plymouth Corps to provide emergency dental treatment to underprivileged people in our community 
of all ages and genders.
&
​Contact the Salvation Army to be directed to a participating dentist in Plymouth or Canton for evaluation 
and treatment.
​Screening:
1. The screening process is performed by the Salvation Army Plymouth Corps.
     If the patient meets the eligibility criteria for treatment, it will be at the discretion of the dentist 
     to accept or decline the case.
2.  A dentist will perform the needed treatment based on an EMERGENCY NEED ONLY, not esthetic 
     or non-emergency care.

​​Our Children's Fund
West Bloomfield School District
c/o WBSD Special Services
5810 Commerce 
W, Bloomfield, MI  48324
Phone: 248-865-6420
Website:  https://www.wbsd.org/domain/113
Funding requests have included necessities such as medical & dental expenses, eyeglasses, school supplies & clothing, summer school classes & academic enrichment, gas, food, utility bills as well as assistance at the holidays in December. For over a decade, OCF has been a safety net for our children putting hope back into their lives as well as that of their families. Only for the school children of this 
district!! 

Second Chance At Life Inc.   
32591 Judy Dr.
Westland, MI  48185  
Phone: 734-748-9690  
Email:  smorell@secondchanceatlife.org   
Website: https://www.secondchanceatlife.org
Second Chance at Life is proud to provide financial assistance to individuals pre- or post-transplant
through one of our three assistance programs. We also provide funding to the emergency funds at
Transplant Centers throughout Michigan.
DENTAL ASSISTANCE:
Second Chance at Life’s Dental Assistance Program grants money to pre-transplant patients. 


DENTAL COLLEGE CLINICS / PROGRAMS 

Baker College of Clinton Township Dental Hygiene Program
34401 S. Gratiot Ave.
Clinton Township, MI 
Phone: 586-790-5238
Website: https://www.baker.edu/about/get-to-know-us/news/low-cost-dental-services-available-at-
baker-college-of-clinton-township
The care is provided by students in the associate degree dental hygiene program under the super- 
vision of licensed dentists and hygienists. The center is open to all community members - children, 
adults, veterans and seniors to name a few. Documentation of financial need is not required and fees 
are nominal.

Wayne County Community College Dental Hygiene Program
Northwest Campus
8551 Greenfield 
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone: 313-943-4010.
Website: http://www.wcccd.edu/academic/Dental_Hygiene.html
Members of the public may schedule free teeth-cleaning appointments in February for children ages 
3 to 18 by calling the above number. Those appointments are limited and are allotted on a first-come, 
first served basis. Current or former foster youths under age 24 are also eligible for free appointment. 
Low-cost cleanings for children and adults by dental hygiene students.

Mott Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic 
1401 E. Court 
Flint, MI  48503  
Phone: 810-762-0493
Website: https://www.mcc.edu/health-sciences/dental-hygiene-clinic.shtml
Low-cost, quality dental hygiene services are available to the public at Mott’s Dental Hygiene Clinic
located on the 2nd floor of the Mott Memorial Building. Dental hygiene students provide these services under close faculty supervision by licensed Dentists and Dental Hygienists. 

Oakland Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic
1200 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI  48341
Phone: 248-942-3268
Email: health@oakgov.com
Website: https://www.oakgov.com/health/services/Pages/dental.aspx
The faculty, students and staff of the OCC Dental Hygiene Clinic are dedicated to making your visit beneficial, convenient and affordable. Our mission is to provide you with high-quality treatment by 
our students under professional supervision.
DENTAL HYGIENE CARE INCLUDES:

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-494-6700
Website: http://dentalhygiene.udmercy.edu
We provide patient-centered care and comprehensive dental services in a state-of-the-art facility. 
Most patients are part of the student clinical program where student doctors provide treatment 
under the supervision of licensed faculty dentists. Student dentists provide top-quality services, 
but please note we are located within an educational setting and appointments may take longer 
than a visit to a private dental office. Because of this, services are provided at a reduced rate 
making costs more affordable for the patient.
&
Dental Program
Website: https://www.detroitgoodfellows.org
In partnership with the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, the Detroit Goodfellows provide fund-
ing for children who can’t afford emergency and/or routine dental care. Each Detroit Goodfellows
box also contains a dental kit that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste and more. Many thanks to 
our generous partners: Delta Dental Foundation, Quantum Labs, Patterson Dental Supply, Henry 
Schein Dental Supply, Benco Dental Supply, Midway Dental Supply and the Detroit District Dental 
Society.

University of Michigan Dental School Community Dental Clinic 
406 N. Ashley
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Phone: 734-988-9640
Email: CDCcontact@umich.edu
Website:  www.dent.umich.edu
Quality, affordable dental care for Washtenaw County residents. Services are 20 to 50% less than 
private clinic care.


HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS

Macomb County Health Department   
43525 Elizabeth 
Mount Clemens, MI  48043
Phone: 586-465-9152
Website: https://health.macombgov.org/Health-Programs-FamilyHealthServices

Monroe County Health Department Dental Health Program 
My Community Dental Centers 
2353 S. Custer 
Monroe, MI  48161
Monroe Office: 734-241-4855     New Patient Registration: 877-313-6232
Website: https://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/health_department/
dental_health.php
&
Website: www.mydental.org

Oakland County Health Dept. Dental Program
North Oakland Health Center
12 N. Telegraph
Pontiac MI  48341
Phone: 248-851280
Website: https://www.oakgov.com/health/services/Pages/dental.aspx
The Dental Program provides dental services for low income County residents who have no dental insurance.

Washtenaw County Dental Clinic 
Haab Health Building 
111 N. Huron 
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-480-4250   New patients:  877-313-6232
Website: https://www.washtenaw.org/1132/Dental-Clinic
The Washtenaw County Dental Clinic provides quality, compassionate care for adults & children 
covered by most Medicaid plans, Healthy Kids Dental, MIChild, and most private insurances, as 
well as low-income uninsured patients. MCDC also has reduced fees for uninsured veterans with
proof of service.

NOTE:  
To find other Dental Clinics that are Free or Low-Cost by COUNTY, please go to the Adult Medical Resources page on this website as you will find many of these clinics offer dental care as well! 
Many will take Medicaidl! 


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