Beautiful teeth are important and keeping your teeth and mouth healthy is also important to your overall health. Lack of access to dental care for all ages remains a public
health challenge and many Americans living in Virginia are finding it difficult to pay a dentist for their dental needs. This may be because they are unable to afford dental treatment or unable
to get approved for financing because of bad credit.
Here we have listed the options for discounted dental plans that are available to residents of Virginia:
Dental Benefits For Veterans - Dental benefits are provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs according to law. In some instances, Veterans Affairs is authorized to provide extensive dental care, while in other cases treatment may be limited. Eligibility and benefits for Veteran dental care are limited by law and categorized into VA dental classifications or classes. To learn if you are eligible for VA Dental Care, see va.gov/healthbenefits.
Medicaid - Medicaid is a program for the people of Virginia who can't afford to pay for medical care. Eligibility for Medicaid is based on a combination of financial and non financial requirements. This government health insurance program that is financed by the state and federal governments covers routine dental care for children and young adults under the age of 21. To learn more about Medicaid in Virginia, See dmas.virginia.gov/Content_atchs/atchs/va-medprg.pdf. To apply for Virginia Medicaid, please contact the Department of Social Services in the city or county where the applicant lives or visit dmas.virginia.gov for a on-line application.
Virginia Health Centers - Residents of Virginia may also want to contact their local Health Center as many may provide discounted dental services to those unable to afford treatment. The Bureau of Primary Health Care, a service of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), supports federally-funded community health centers across the country that provide free or reduced-cost health services, including dental care. See findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov or contact the HRSA Information Center toll-free at 1–888–Ask–HRSA (1–888–275–4772) for a list of health centers in the counties of Highland, Norton, Bath, Craig, Emporia, Covington, Buena Vista, King and Queen, Surry, Galax, Lexington, Bland, Charles, Rappahannock, Franklin, Richmond, Cumberland, Mathews, Middlesex, Essex, Amelia, Greensville, Poquoson, Lancaster, Northumberland, Falls Church, Charlotte, Sussex, Madison, Clarke, Alleghany, Northampton, King William, Lunenburg, New Kent, Appomattox, Floyd, Williamsburg, Manassas, Nelson, Greene, Martinsville, Buckingham, Nottoway, Radford, Dickenson, Giles, Westmoreland, King George, Goochland, Colonial Heights, Bristol, Southampton, Grayson, Brunswick, Patrick, Waynesboro, Prince Edward, Fluvanna, Rockbridge, Fairfax, Hopewell, Powhatan, Page, Scott, Winchester, Lee, Staunton, Fredericksburg, Dinwiddie, Salem, Louisa, Orange, Buchanan, Wythe, Caroline, Isle of Wight, Carroll, Russell, Botetourt, Warren, Amherst, Mecklenburg, Prince George, Smyth, Accomack, Petersburg, Gloucester, Shenandoah, Pulaski, Halifax, Wise, Harrisonburg, Manassas, Tazewell, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Franklin, Danville, Campbell, Washington, Henry, Frederick, Bedford, Pittsylvania, Suffolk, Lynchburg, York, Augusta, Rockingham, Fauquier, James City, Montgomery, Roanoke, Albemarle, Portsmouth, Hanover, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Hampton, Alexandria, Newport News, Richmond, Arlington, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Henrico, Chesterfield, Loudoun, Prince William, Virginia Beach, and Fairfax in Virginia.
FAMIS - The CHIP program in Virginia is called Family Access to Medical Insurance Security or FAMIS and is administered by Virginia's Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS). These Virginia state funded health insurance programs: FAMIS MOMS - for pregnant women; FAMIS - the Children's Health Insurance Program; and FAMIS Select - Premium Assistance Program, are for low income families that don't qualify for Medicaid and provides health insurance and dental benefits to their children (up to age 19) and pregnant women. To learn more about this program, see famis.org. To apply, you will need to complete a Health Insurance Application online at commonhelp.virginia.gov or over the phone, by calling 1-855-242-8282.
Dental Schools - Dental schools are a excellent source of reduced-cost, quality dental treatment. Most of these teaching facilities have clinics that allow dental students to gain experience treating patients while providing care at a lowered cost. Licensed, experienced dentists closely supervise the students. Faculty and post-graduate clinics are also available at most dental schools.
Locations and Contact Information of Dental Schools in Virginia:
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry - They provide comprehensive dental care by student dentists that are under the direct supervision of their faculty. Appointments take longer that they would at a private practice dental office, but you will receive quality care at reduced fees. Dental services include dental extractions, filling, exams, cleanings, teeth whitening, anesthesia, veneers, dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, orthognathic surgery, treatment for facial trauma and oral tumors, crowns and bridges, dentures and partials, treatment for facial and oral injuries, care for snoring and sleep apnea, laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, modern braces for adults and children, root canals, and more.
520 N. 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Phone (General Information): (804) 828-9190
In-House Dental Financing - Some dentists in Virginia may offer in-house financing regardless of past credit.
Below is a list of dentists that claim they can help people with bad credit financing for dental work in Virginia:
At this time we are unable to locate any dental offices in Virginia that offer in-house dental financing with bad credit. If any of our viewers are aware of any in-house financing programs for bad credit or if you are a dentist that offers such a program and want to be added to our list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Clinical Trials - The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research sometimes seeks volunteers with specific oral, dental and craniofacial conditions to participate in research studies, otherwise known as clinical trials. Researchers may provide study participants with limited low-cost or free dental treatment for the particular condition they are studying. To find out if there are any NIDCR clinical trials that you might fit into, visit the NIDCR web site at http://www.nidcr.nih.gov and click on "Clinical Trials." For a complete list of all federally funded clinical trials, visit http://clinicaltrials.gov.
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For a list of dental assistance programs for people with bad credit or low income in other states please visit Dental Financing For Low Income/Bad Credit.