Medicaid and the Dental Lifeline Network are two services that may help seniors get affordable dental care. Dentistry from the Heart, a nonprofit organization, also provides free dental care at events across the United States.
Medicaid is a state medical care assistance program that sometimes covers dental expenses. Only those who meet certain income requirements are eligible. Dental Lifeline Network is comprised of doctors and hygienists who volunteer to serve for scheduled events. Different states or dental offices may have additional programs, and to find available programs in a specific area, contact the Health Resources and Services Administration or the Eldercare network. Both organizations aim to help the elderly and uninsured with dental care.