People can get low-cost dental care by participating in clinical trials, seeking care at dental schools or contacting local federally funded community health centers, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Local United Way chapters can direct people to other low-cost dental resources.
Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program include dental benefits that have low out of pocket costs. Medicare has limited dental coverage and does not cover routine dental procedures or dentures. Medicaid provides dental services for people under age 21 in most states. Children's Health Insurance Program provides dental services to qualified children under age 19 in most states, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.