Free & Reduced Fee Dental Programs in Michigan
The MDA believes everyone should have access to quality dental care. See our county-by-county directory to find a free or lower cost dental clinic near you.
About These Programs
Known as free and reduced fee dental programs, community dental clinics treat low-income individuals and families without dental insurance. They serve patients in need, including those on traditional Medicaid.
Throughout the state, these programs take the form of community care organizations, dental schools, and dental hygiene clinics. At these centers, dentists, dental hygienists, and other trained staff provide necessary dental care for patients who cannot otherwise afford it.
Find a Free or Reduced Fee Dental Program Near You
Use the search tool below to find a list of programs in your area. We recommend you contact them directly to learn more about treatments, eligibility requirements, fees, and appointment options.
Select a county from the dropdown list to display community dental programs serving that area.
Frequently Asked Questions about Free and Reduced Cost Dental Programs
Free dental care programs serve patients most in need of dental treatment at no cost to the patient.
Reduced fee dental care programs offer lower-income individuals treatment at a much lower cost than a private dental office. Some of these clinics charge lower, fixed prices for specific treatments. Others charge for services using a need-based sliding scale.
Some clinics provide dental care for children and families. Others limit their care to only children, adults, or senior citizens. All treat individuals and/or families from lower-income households.
Eligibility for treatment may change from one clinic to another. We recommend contacting your closest program (see the directory above) directly to learn about their requirements.
The services offered vary from program to program. Certain clinics only provide free or reduced cost dental cleanings and exams. These clinics focus on prevention of dental diseases and maintenance of good oral health habits.
Others provide care for common oral health issues like gum disease, cavities, tooth loss, and tooth decay. These sites provide more treatments, including: cleanings, assessments and exams, tooth extractions, filling cavities, applying sealants, and other necessary dental procedures.
Most of these programs accept Medicaid for the services Medicaid covers. To find out what treatments are covered, please call the number on the back of your Medicaid enrollment card. The program does not determine what services are covered by Medicaid.
Healthy Michigan Plan and Healthy Kids Dental are Medicaid programs, therefore, most free and reduced fee programs accept these plans. Please contact the program directly to find out if they accept your Medicaid plan. You can also call the number on the back of your enrollment card to find a dentist near you who accepts Healthy Michigan Plan or Healthy Kids Dental and to find out what treatments are covered.
Further oral healthcare options may be available for veterans, the disabled, and low-income senior citizens. Visit the pages below to learn more about other dental resources: