There are several options for those looking for free dental care in Alaska.
Community health centers are local, nonprofit, community-led organizations that target low income and medically underserved populations in rural and urban communities.
CHCs accept Medicaid and Medicare, as well as private insurance, and offer a sliding discount to the un- and under- insured who meet the income eligibility requirements.
In addition, I am including information for children, even though this is a site devoted to seniors, because i think it is the right thing to do.
All of the contact information is up-to-date as of the last time I checked, but periodically this information does change. If it does for any reason please contact me and I will get you updated information.
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Free Dental Care In Alaska
Anchorage – The Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (907)743-7202
Call first for appointments
Comprehensive dental care including urgent care, exams, x-rays, and a variety of procedures
Mat-Su Valley – The Sunshine Community Health Center in Talkeetna (907)733-9218
Call for appointments
Comprehensive dental care including diagnostic, preventive and basic restorative services, including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, emergency dental care, extractions and fillings.
Kenai Peninsula – Aspen Dental Center (907)283-7759
Call for appointments
Pediatric dentistry for children 0-7, general dentistry for children up to 18, general dentistry for adults, emergency dental care for children or adults in pain
Kodiak Community Health Center is in the process of setting up a dental clinic.
Fairbanks – The Interior Community Health Center’s Johnson Oral Health Clinic
(907) 455-4567 – call for appointments
Dental care including examinations, cleanings, topical fluoride treatment, space maintainers, diagnostic X-ray, sealants, fillings, crowns, resins, surgical procedures, simple extractions, minor soft tissue procedures
Where can someone who is disabled, indigent or elderly find assistance?
If you are disabled you should contact Alaska’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program, which is part of the Dental Lifeline Network (formerly the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped).
The program assists individuals who have a severe and persistent mental illness or are elderly and lack adequate income to pay for needed care. People with developmental disabilities are given priority status when applications are processed.
For additional information call 907-677-3800 and leave a message. This phone is automatically connected to a voice message system and is not answered directly. You may also go to www.nfdh.org for additional information.