Grants For Dental Work – Dental Care Experts

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Grants For Dental Work

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Grants for dental work is not something that comes around very often. It is true that grants are considered as free money for most people, and they do seems interesting, especially because dental work –just like any other medical procedures– in America is always expensive. Most people may be able to cover routine check ups or other simpler dental procedures, but you will need to dig your pocket very deep for major dental procedures like dentures, crowns, bridges, etc.

So the hard reality is that a grant is typically provided for people with certain conditions, i.e. people with extreme financial need. The same goes for grants for dental procedures. In fact, there are currently no dental grants available for personal needs.

Grants for Dental Work Alternatives

Is there any other alternative? Luckily, Yes. Below are some of the possible options you may have.

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As you know, there have been a lot of buzz lately saying about Medicaid doesn’t cover dental procedures for adults anymore. This is actually not entirely true. It is true that the newest rule have reduced the dental benefits for adults, but the States still have some options that may allow even adults to gain dental benefits. But which State medicaid cover dental work for adults?

List of States with Dental Work Coverage by Medicaid

  • 16 states offer coverage in all dental work
  • 6 states offer coverage with annual caps
  • 13 states exclude coverage in at least one category of service like major dental work (i.e. crowns and root canals)
  • 16 states offer emergency services
  • 6 states doesn’t cover any dental work

The 16 states that cover all dental coverage are Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.

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To get clearer information, you should contact your local Department of Health and Human Services and ask whether the State’s medicaid cover dental work for adults. For your information, all children under 19 years of age that comes from low income families are fully covered.

There are also some other notable sources that may help you. First is the CHIP (Children Health Insurance Program) that provides health insurance including dental insurance for children under 19 years of age. There’s also the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (NFDH) that regularly give free services for elderly and disabled people.

If you have tried it all and yet you are still not eligible for these program, then I suggest you try to search for local charity organization for help, or look for cheaper dental services at dental school clinics.

I hope this post can give you a clear information about the alternatives for grants for dental work.

REFERENCES

http://www.medicaid.gov/

http://www.nashp.org/

http://dentallifeline.org/

 

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