Beautiful teeth are important and keeping your teeth and mouth healthy is also important to your overall health. Lack of access to dental care for all ages remains a public health challenge and many Americans living in New Hampshire are finding it difficult to pay a dentist for their dental needs. This may be because they are unable to afford dental treatment or unable to get approved for financing because of bad credit.
Here we have listed the options for discount dental plans that are available to residents of New Hampshire:
Dental Benefits For Veterans – Dental benefits are provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs according to law. In some instances, Veterans Affairs is authorized to provide extensive dental care, while in other cases treatment may be limited. Eligibility and benefits for Veteran dental care are limited by law and categorized into VA dental classifications or classes.
New Hampshire Health Centers – Residents of New Hampshire may also want to contact their local Health Center as many may provide discounted dental services to those unable to afford treatment. The Bureau of Primary Health Care, a service of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), supports federally-funded community health centers across the country that provide free or reduced-cost health services, including dental care. See findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov and dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/rhpc/oral/documents/dental.pdf or contact the HRSA Information Center toll-free at 1–888–Ask–HRSA (1–888–275–4772) for a list of health centers in the New Hampshire counties of Coos, Sullivan, Carroll, Belknap, Cheshire, Grafton, Strafford, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Hillsborough.
New Hampshire Medicaid – This jointly funded program by the state of New Hampshire and the federal government provides health coverage to low income families. Dental benefits for adults, age 21 years and older, are usually limited to treatment to eliminate acute infection and relieve acute pain. In most cases, the coverage is limited to extraction of the teeth or tooth causing the acute infection or acute pain. However, Federal Medicaid regulations require states to provide coverage for medically necessary comprehensive dental services (such as extractions, restorations, endodontic treatment, crowns, preventive dental services, and orthodontic treatment) for Medicaid eligible children from birth to the 21st birthday – see dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid/children/documents/dpm.pdf. To qualify for Medicaid you must be either a US citizen or an eligible qualified alien and a current resident of NH, and meet certain income requirements – see dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/documents/incomelimits.pdf.
To learn more about eligibility requirements or to apply for Medicaid – see dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid/eligibility.htm.
Dental Schools – Dental schools are a excellent source of reduced-cost, quality dental treatment. Most of these teaching facilities have clinics that allow dental students to gain experience treating patients while providing care at a lowered cost. Licensed, experienced dentists closely supervise the students. Faculty and post-graduate clinics are also available at most dental schools.
Locations and Contact Information of Dental Schools in New Hampshire:
Currently there are no dental schools in the state of New Hampshire that provide comprehensive dental care, however, please refer to the link below to locate a dental school in a surrounding state closest to your location.
In-House Dental Financing – Some dentists in New Hampshire may offer in-house financing regardless of past credit.
Below is a list of dentists that claim they can help people with bad credit financing for dental work in New Hampshire:
At this time we are unable to locate any dental offices in New Hampshire that offer in-house dental financing with bad credit. If any of our viewers are aware of any in-house financing programs for bad credit or if you are a dentist that offers such a program and want to be added to our list, please email us at email@example.com.
Clinical Trials – The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research sometimes seeks volunteers with specific oral, dental and craniofacial conditions to participate in research studies, otherwise known as clinical trials. Researchers may provide study participants with limited low-cost or free dental treatment for the particular condition they are studying.