Here are some other ways you can pay for dental care:
General Assistance Voucher: If you have dental pain, infection or bleeding and your income is low, you may be able to get a General Assistance voucher. This can pay for tooth extractions. Set up an appointment with a dentist first. Then go to your local Vermont Economic Services Division (ESD) District Office to apply for the voucher.
Area Agencies on Aging: If you are age 60 or older, or if you are disabled and under age 60, the Area Agencies on Aging may have financial help for dentures or other dental work. Call 1-800-642-5119.
The Independence Fund: The Independence Fund through Opportunities Credit Union gives affordable loans to help you buy assistive equipment, including dentures. Call 802-495-0680, ext. 147.
Gifford Medical Center Affordable Care Program: This program can give financial help for dental care to people who live in central Vermont and the Upper Valley, and sometimes to people who live outside of that area. They give referrals to dentists and have some money for emergency dental care. Visit the Gifford website or call 802-728-2323.
Valley Health Connections: This program helps people apply for Springfield Medical Care Systems Dental Financial Assistance through the Ludlow and Chester dental clinics. They also have financial help for dental care for Springfield Medical Care Systems patients if funds are available. Visit the Valley Health Connections website or call 802-885-1616.
Ottauquechee Health Foundation: Good Neighbor Grants can help pay for dental care for people with low income who live in Barnard, Bridgewater, Hartland, Killington, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, Woodstock or the Village of Quechee. Visit the OHF website to apply or call 802-457-4188.
Dental Restorative Days: The Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association has dental restorative days for the general public. Services may include fillings, crowns, bridges, implants and dentures. They will see what you need, take x-rays and create a treatment plan. Visit the VDHA website or call 802-870-0340 to learn about their next event.