where can i find help paying for dental work?

2 answers | Last updated: Sep 15, 2016
Desperate please asked...

I am a 39 year old female. I am unemployed and having a very difficult time finding a job and I feel that it is because my teeth are in such bad shape. I have no back teeth at all and im missing 1 in the front and am on the verge of losing more. I have become very depressed and have no confidence i dont smile and i try to talk as little as possible. I feel like an embarrassment to my family and a failure due to not being able to get a job. Please help me.



Community Answers

Caringdenise answered...

Hi, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Please contact representatives of your local county offices for referral to programs and services in your community. Local dentistry schools in your area may also be able to assist you (they may have low-cost dental clinics). The National Institutes of Health also has some suggestions you can review: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/popularpublications/findinglowcostdentalcare/ Caring.com is focused on eldercare, so the dental care information and resource referral on this website is for assisting older adults and senior citizens. However, you may find this information about depression helpful to you: https://www.caring.com/caregiver-stress Thanks for asking; I hope all goes well in your search for care.


Any name answered...

If you receive government medical assistance called medicaid or in CA it is called Medi-Cal, research the Johnson v Rank decision. The following link is for the elderly who have a 'share of cost' to pay for their Medi-Cal coverage. It give information on using their share of cost to pay for dental work. http://www.canhr.org/factsheets/medi-cal_fs/html/fs_medcal_overview.htm