Q) I have a question, I have Medicare and Medicaid pays my Medicare premiums, but that still leaves me with no dental coverage and I don’t qualify for the in house “care credit” at the dentists offices, I’m on ssd and that doesn’t exactly leave enough at the end of the month for the dental work I’ve been needing for over a year now (I have a tooth broke off and multiples that need to be filled). Medicare doesn’t cover dental work so I’ve pretty much just been dealing with it, if you could give me any input I would appreciate it, Thanks, Drew
A) I understand that you’re having trouble getting dental care. It’s frustrating to be in pain and not be able to afford to get the care you need.
I’ve done some research and found a few resources that may be helpful to you.
- Dental schools: Many dental schools offer discounted or free dental care to patients. You can find a list of dental schools in your area on the American Dental Association website.
- Community health centers: Community health centers often offer dental care on a sliding scale, based on your income. You can find a list of community health centers in your area on the National Association of Community Health Centers website.
- State dental programs: Some states have programs that provide dental care to low-income residents. You can find information about state dental programs on the National Association of State Dental Directors website.
- Dental discount plans: There are a number of dental discount plans available that can help you save money on dental care. You can find information about dental discount plans on the American Dental Association website.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.