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Oral Health Group
Be true to your teeth or they'll be false to you!
The Oral Health Group (OHG) at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) serves to encourage the residents of the State of Texas to improve and maintain good oral health. The OHG works collaboratively with various partners across the State in order to identify the oral health needs of Texans and to identify resources to meet these needs

Oral Health Group (State contact for dental services)
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street, Mail Code 1938
Austin, Texas 78756-3199
Phone 512-458-7323 / Fax: 512-458-7256


Dental for children :

Texas Health Steps
If your child is enrolled in Medicaid and is under 21 years old, call a THSteps Outreach Counselor to learn more about THSteps. Outreach Counselors are ready to help you Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, at:

1-877-THSTEPS or 1-877-847-8377
TDD 1-800-735-2988
(The call is free!)

















Allan Saxe Dental Clinic
For twelve years, the Allan Saxe Dental Clinic has provided quality dental care at no cost to patients.  The patients of the Saxe Clinic are low-income individuals with residency in Arlington, TX, or the surrounding communities of Kennedale, Mansfield, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, and the Tarrant County portion of Grand Prairie.










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sabrinaw   in reply to Mommy of 3 in TN
there not one in my state
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Mommy of 3 in TN   in reply to sabrinaw
Hello, there is free dental in every state. Google free dental and your city, state.
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i live in little river tx need a dental very bad if you can help me e-mail me thank you
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I am living in Rockport Tx. I have no dental insurance and haven't had dental care since 2006. I dont want to have my teeth pulled out. Did that many years ago and bridge rotted adjacent teeth. Only front teeth are ok Cannot drive far away. I would appreciate donated services from dental specialists or a benefactor.
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toyshopper1   in reply to ironbutterfly814
what was the name of the place you went to?
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Opera kitty   in reply to annie46
Umm, I think your confused Annie, a Pell Grant is for education and bad nothing to do with dental care.
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Single Mama in NET   in reply to Dental Specialist
Is this a one time deal? What if a person has multiple problems that are needing addressed?
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abileneTx   in reply to RANAE
I don't know where people get the idea that when they turn 55, or become disabled, the can get help. I am over 55, disabled, and out in the cold. There is no help. Not for dental.
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ironbutterfly814   in reply to Cierra
They have studies here in Austin where they pay you to remove your wisdom teeth. You just have to go stay o we night and they give you either a placebo an investigational pain med or. Regular one. And take some blood. If the meds they give you don't work like you get a placebo they will give you the real thing. And you just have to take whatever it is once. I did it and got all four removed at once and actually my very back tooth on the bottom was in need of being pulled so he did it for free when i was there. So that saved me a couple hundred bucks. They paid me like $600 about 3 months later you get a check.
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annie46   in reply to kakaka
kakaka Hi you can have your dentist apply for a Pell grant to cover the cost of your dental work Blessings annie46
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Anyone know where I can get lowcost dental work in Spring/houston area, my kids have fillings that are needed. We have insurance, but it is one with discounted rates and we still cant afford it.
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coolmom4n   in reply to RANAE
Let me know what you come up with Ranae. what city are you in? I am in Plano tx
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coolmom4n   in reply to My teeth are falling apart
I live in Plano, Tx I can relate with you on dental work. I def need to go but its soo costly.
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coolmom4n   in reply to austintx
Yes I can relate to that one. I need dental work done too myself. Its been years. I live in plano, tx
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music of airs
I don't know if this will help or not, but you can get a Dental HMO through MetLife. I have one and it costs me $12.29 per month (single, not family). You have to go to one of their dentists, but there are some good one here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
You do have a co-pay when you have major work done (exams, x-rays, cleanings, etc. are all paid for!!), and that is why I'm here. I need MAJOR work (I was hit and it broke many of my teeth, already compromised by long term treatment for chronic pain) and I need to find some assistance with my co-pays. I can make monthly payments, but my credit is poor.
Any suggestions?
I hope this info about the Dental HMO helps.! (I think Aetna has one, too, but when I checked the MetLife one was a bit better.)
Best to all!!
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miriamreedntx   in reply to Dental Specialist
I need major dental services (oral surgeon type of stuff) and do do not have the resources to pay for it all at one time. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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favR4favluck   in reply to Dental Specialist
May I please get more info on how to get dental help my daughter has medicaid ,she needs orthodontic work also. I need severe dental I has a tooth g that chipped back upper left its messed my side my tongue keep biting it I have tmj I keep headaches
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Dental Specialist
Hello everyone. I work for Kool Smiles in Tyler, Texas and through our emergency patient guidelines, we must take care of a patient in pain, even if they cannot afford treatment. If there is a Kool Smiles near you, I recommend you go there.
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I am a 60 yo man with no job much less dental ins... my problem is I need a tooth extraction badly and I can't understand why there are no free clinics that deal with dental issues? Any advice?
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I need dental assistant so bad. The upper denture I currently wear will not fix without glue because of bone lose and I can't go without the upper denture. I am in my early 50's and I cry,cry all the time because I can't eat because of this problem the denture was a temporary one that I have had for over 5 years and it is broken on the left side. PLEASE,PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET HELP, I CAN PAY ON AN IN HOUSE PAYMENT PLAN. I HAVE BAD CREDIT. I NEED A CHANCE
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