She needs her teeth looked at soon.There starting to cause pain a few of them. Probably infected. Does anyone know where a person is to go without dental ins. Without any kind of insurance.She lives in Ohio.Any info would be helpful. Thanks
See if there are any dental schools in her area. Dental schools offer low cost to free dental work in exchange for giving the about to graduate dental students someone to work on to hone their skills. These dental students work under the supervision of a well trained dentist instructor so it is very safe and reliable dental care. It is a great option for those with low income and no insurance!
I had the same problem years ago, and I still don't have any Dental Insurance. But, I am going to tell you the two things that I did. First, you can see if there is a local Dental School in your family members area. They usually are really reasonable. Also, you can do what I did and I still do, I went on DentalPlans.com. On that site I singed up on Aetna Dental Access. It is NOT insurance, but it is a dental discount plan. I paid $112.00 and it covers me for a year and a half. I got all of my upper teeth removed and replaced and that included an oral surgeon, for $2000.00 , I know that sounds like a lot of money, but if I would have paid for it without the Aetna Dental Access it would have cost me over $9000.00!!! They have all kinds of different options on DentalPlans.com not just the one that I have so it's worth a try. Hope this helps... :)
Ohio state university has a dental college and in Cleveland there is one also called Case dental associated with Case Western reserve college. Sometimes large churches either have dental clinics or help people pay for treatment. You might tell your friend to check the colleges and the churches for help. Patti
Hello kathy1105. Years ago as a youngster dental students would come to our school. I had a tooth worked on and it took almost 12 visits to rectify whatever the problem was. ( I was in the second grade) Turned out I was still in pain and it turned out to be all that time spent was on the wrong tooth. Regards pledge
I go to our Dental School for all of my dental work after being told that I needed two root canals to be re-done by a dental specialist in private practice, which didn't need it.
Also my regular dentist didn't catch that i needed some repair work done on a tooth. Probably so that she could really cash in on a crown which the dental school told me would have been necessary if I hadn't had the repair work done!
Everyone has given you very good advice. I have had a friend call the emergency room at the local hospital before you go because sometimes they have a dental surgeon there and sometimes not. A county hospital has to take him and will have him sign an HCAP form if in OH. It allows another source to pay for your bill. Also a dental school like everyone said, but you may not get the quality of care you are looking for. Some dentist will also do a sliding scale for payments and also have brochures available to obtain credit that pays your bill and then you pay the credit card company. It is great that that person has you helping him.
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