Statewide Programs

Missouri Donated Dental Services Program

Dentists and labs donate comprehensive services on a volunteer basis for qualified applicants who are severely disabled, elderly, or chronically ill and lack adequate income to pay for necessary dental care. This program is focused on serious dental problems and does not pay for routine dental care. Please contact the Dental Lifeline Network - Missouri at 1-866-792-9988 or visit their website for more information.

Elk’s Mobile Dental Program

The Elk’s Mobile Dental Program provides basic dental care for children with special health care needs and other special populations.

Utilizing dental vans, the program brings accessible dental care to the areas of the state that need it most. The mobile dental vans are staffed with a licensed dentist and dental assistant. Each dental van contains two dental units with x-ray equipment and a waiting area adjacent to the treatment area. The vans are fully accessible with the addition of a wheelchair lift. Since they are self-contained, the units only require a place to park and access to utilities. Visit the Elks Mobile Dental Program's website or call 1-800-876-1486 for more information.

Smiles Change Lives

Smiles Change Lives is an orthodontic non-profit organization dedicated to helping children from low-income families receive braces at a reduced cost. The applicant’s family must have an annual household taxable income (line 43 on 1040 form) at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The recipient must be between the ages of ten and eighteen. For information on other eligibility requirements, please call 1-888-900-3554 or visit their Smiles Change Lives website.

Partnership for Hope Waiver

The Partnership for Hope Waiver is the result of a partnership among Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Developmental Disabilities, Missouri Department of Social Services’ MO HealthNet Division, and the Missouri Association of County Developmental Disabilities Services. This waiver can serve adults and children and has an annual total waiver service cost limit per participant of $12,000. Eligibility requirements for participants include being eligible for Missouri Medicaid, residing in a participating county, and meeting crisis criteria. Please visit their website for complete information on the program and its eligibility requirements.

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics’ mission is to broaden access to affordable health care for the medically underserved by increasing public awareness, promoting volunteerism, and supporting and advocating for the nation’s safety net of Free and Charitable clinics. Safety Net Clinics are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations or affiliate organizations that utilize a volunteer/staff model to provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, and/or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged persons. Visit the NAFC website to locate a safety net clinic. Please note that not all safety net clinics within Missouri offer dental services.