FINDING
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FINDING A DENTIST

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Safety Net Dental Clinics
Safety Net Dental Clinics
Safety net dental clinics are low-cost dental offices. These clinics can offer dental care for people with KanCare (Medicaid), private insurance, or no insurance at all. If you don't have insurance, these clinics will charge you less money based on your income.


KanCare Options
Dentists accepting KanCare (Medicaid)
KanCare (Medicaid) covers dental care for children and adults. Most dental care is covered for children, and services like fillings, crowns, dentures, and gum disease treatment are covered for adults.


Kansas Mission of Mercy
Kansas Mission of Mercy
The Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) is a special dental clinic that happens once a year in a different city in Kansas. This clinic is free and lasts for two days. Adults and children can get their teeth filled, cleaned, or pulled if needed. You don't need to meet any citizenship or income requirements You can just show up and get help on a first-come, first-served basis. If you or someone you know needs dental care, you can find more information on KMOM website. They will update the website with more details, including the next date and location.

 


?Finding a dental office that is best for you and your child can be hard. This document lists 12 questions that can help.
Questions to Ask When Looking for a Dental Office



Other Dental Resources
Click on the tabs below for information about other programs for which you may be eligible.

Adult

  • Assists individuals with permanent disabilities, compromising medical conditions, or elderly persons (age 65+)
  • Visit https://dentallifeline.org/Kansas/ to download an application.
  • All applications must be submitted through Anita Garbo, DDS Coordinator
  • Phone: 785-273-1900 Email: agarbo@DentalLifeline.org. Fax: 785-273-1542

  • Helps uninsured Shawnee County residents with a primary care provider participating in the Health Access Program
  • Phone: 785-235-0996
  • Visit Health Access Program for more information

  • Help head and neck cancer patients live life fully during and after treatment by providing financial aid
  • You must be under active treatment for head and neck cancer or been treated for head and neck cancer by an established oncologist
  • You must meet income qualifications
  • You must complete and submit the HNC Living Foundation Individual Application
  • https://www.hncliving.org/
  • Phone: 913-402-6028


  • Providing short term emergency medical assistance to those in need. If you're facing a medical emergency, the Medicine Cabinet may be able to assist
    Services provided:
    Emergency dental care (fillings and extractions)
    Diabetic supplies
    Durable medical equipment (including hearing aids)
    Prescriptions (no controlled substances)
    Vision exam and eyeglasses
  • Visit https://kcmedicinecabinet.org
  • Phone: 816-276-7517

  • Donates medical care and dental care for uninsured, low-income residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas.
  • Eligible patients must be referred by participating physicians and dentists throughout Sedgwick County.
  • Visit www.centralplainshealthcarepartnership.org for more information.

  • Offers cost-free dental care to women graduates of accredited job readiness and placement programs or other community-based agencies thus helping those who are helping themselves.
  • Smiles for Success is affiliated with numerous job readiness programs in over 30 states.
  • Smiles for Success no longer accepts applications directly from individuals. All applications must be submitted through a job readiness program.
  • Visit smilesforsuccess.org for more information

  • Listing of sliding-scale dental clinics in Kansas
  • No insurance required, accepts Medicaid, payment for services based on income
  • Visit www.communitycareks.org to find a clinic near you
    Click “Find a Clinic” to search by your location
  • Phone: 785-233-8483

  • No insurance required, accepts Medicaid, emergency services available
  • If you have KanCare, please call 816-235-2122 to discuss coverage benefits
  • Phone: 816-235-2100 (General Clinic) or 816-235-2145 (Children's Clinic)
  • https://dentistry.umkc.edu/


Adult Sedation Dentistry

  • Open every Friday
  • Serve all ages with intellectual developmental disabilities, including community members who pass a screening to assure the disability
  • Residents of KNI are first priority
  • There is no fee
  • Services provided: exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions
  • NO dentures or other appliances
  • Sedation services are now available through a private mobile agency that bills separately, but their services are usually covered by insurance (including Medicaid)
  • Wait list: usually about two months, but they will move somebody up for emergencies
  • Contact: Debbie Mesecher at 785-296-5377 or Deborah.Mesecher@ks.gov

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center specializing in same-day, outpatient dental procedures under general sedation
  • Adults with special needs up to age 60
  • Medicaid Accepted, payment plans offered
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Patient must meet medical requirements (BMI under 40%, cardiac and/or neuro clearance)
  • Phone: 816- 235-3455
  • Visit www.bluecloudpsc.com, select the "Refer a Patient" tab
  • If self-referral, please use "Self-Referral KS" on Dental Office line item on the submission form

Children

  • Helps uninsured Shawnee County residents with a primary care provider participating in the Health Access Program
  • Phone: 785-235-0996
  • Visit Health Access Program for more information

  • Help head and neck cancer patients live life fully during and after treatment by providing financial aid
  • You must be under active treatment for head and neck cancer or been treated for head and neck cancer by an established oncologist
  • You must meet income qualifications
  • You must complete and submit the HNC Living Foundation Individual Application
  • https://www.hncliving.org/
  • Phone: 913-402-6028


  • Providing short term emergency medical assistance to those in need. If you're facing a medical emergency, the Medicine Cabinet may be able to assist
    Services provided:
    Emergency dental care (fillings and extractions)
    Diabetic supplies
    Durable medical equipment (including hearing aids)
    Prescriptions (no controlled substances)
    Vision exam and eyeglasses
  • Visit https://kcmedicinecabinet.org
  • Phone: 816-276-7517

  • Donates medical care and dental care for uninsured, low-income residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • Eligible patients must be referred by participating physicians and dentists throughout Sedgwick County
  • Visit www.centralplainshealthcarepartnership.org for more information

  • Discounted braces program for kids
  • Children and families are welcome to apply for treatment through SCL, regardless of where in the U.S. they reside
  • SCL works with families and treatment providers throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Visit www.smileschangelives.org

  • Listing of sliding-scale dental clinics in Kansas
  • No insurance required, accepts Medicaid, payment for services based on income
  • Visit www.communitycareks.org to find a clinic near you
    Click “Find a Clinic” to search by your location
  • Phone: 785-233-8483

  • No insurance required, accepts Medicaid, emergency services available
  • If you have KanCare — please call 816-235-2122 to discuss coverage benefits
  • Phone: 816-235-2100 (General Clinic) or 816-235-2145 (Children's Clinic)
  • Visit https://dentistry.umkc.edu/

Children's Sedation Dentistry

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center specializing in same-day, outpatient dental procedures under general sedation
  • Children 18 months to 18 years
  • Medicaid Accepted, payment plans offered
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Patient must meet medical requirements (BMI under 40%, cardiac and/or neuro clearance)
  • Phone: 816- 235-3455
  • Visit www.bluecloudpsc.com, select the "Refer a Patient" tab
  • If self-referral, please use "Self-Referral KS" on Dental Office line item on the submission form

  • Open every Friday
  • Serve all ages with intellectual developmental disabilities, including community members who pass a screening to assure the disability
  • Residents of KNI are first priority
  • There is no fee
  • Services provided: exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions
  • NO dentures or other appliances
  • Sedation services are now available through a private mobile agency that bills separately, but their services are usually covered by insurance (including Medicaid)
  • Wait list: usually about two months, but they will move somebody up for emergencies
  • Contact: Debbie Mesecher at 785-296-5377 or Deborah.Mesecher@ks.gov


Dental First Aid
These charts can provide guidance for action in the event of a dental concern.
Dental concerns for children - English
Dental concerns for children - Spanish
A quick guide to Dental Trauma



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