$1,300 Worth Of Dental Care For Seniors and Disabled
The National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped started the Donated Dental Services program to help disabled and elderly persons who are low-income by matching them with volunteer dentists. Homeless and mentally ill people are also helped. Volunteer dentists agree to treat one or two people each year with dental problems, and dental laboratories that make dentures, crowns, and bridges also donate services. The program now serves over 500 people each year with each patient receiving an average of $1,300 worth of services. In some areas of the country, Dental House Call projects have been started where dentists will come to homes or centers to provide dental care.
To learn where services are located in your area, contact
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped,
1800 15th St., Unit 100,
Denver, CO 80202;
303-534-5360, Fax: 303-534-5290.
3/29 Dental Program For Schools
3/29 MS Dental Corrections Program
The following conditions will be given priority for consideration
Severe decay in more than ten teeth
Congenital or hereditary dysplasia of the teeth.
Cysts and tumors of odontogenic (dental) origin.
Handicapping conditions with special dental needs
Application ProcedureApplication for the Dental Corrections Program must be made at a County Health Department office of the Mississippi Department of Health. The proposed treatment plan should be submitted by the dentist. All forms and correspondence should be sent to the following address:
Dental Corrections ProgramMississippi Department of HealthP. O. Box 1700Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Questions may be addressed to the Dental Corrections Program at the address above, or by calling (601) 576-7500.
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