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We also now display low cost, affordable clinics for the needy. Yes, our website name is FreeDental.org, but we now provide more. We are as specific as possible on the listing pages. It is the website users responsibility to contact the clinics listed to confirm whether the clinics is free, low cost, affordable, etc. Do not take it for granted that the clinic is free since it is listed on the website. We provide listings to help those with dental practices and services to help the needy.
Medicaid and SCHIP Dentists and Dental Coverage
Medicaid and SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) provide dental care and coverage for low income children along with Medicaid coverage for adults on a optional basis.
There is an inadequate supply and limited participation of dentists in the Medicaid and SCHIP programs. These dentists are often times hard to find and there is limited information for them. Our list of dental clinics also provides a list of Medicaid dentists.
The supply of dentists especially pediatric dentist is completely inadequate for our population in the US. When you add in pediatric dentists that allow Medicaid, the numbers drop substantially.
In children, tooth decay is the most chronic illness. That is why children need access to SCHIP and medicaid pediatric dentists.
In the US, one quarter of all children in the and half of low income children do receive their health coverage through the public coverage programs. Medicaid covers approximately 30 million poor and low income family children. SCHIP provides for an additional 6 million low income children.