Free Dental Care in New Jersey

My first step in seeking out free dental care in New Jersey was to contact the NJ Dental Association.

I emailed them but didn’t get a reply to my inquiry. So the next step was to check out their website.

When I went there (https://www.njda.org/) the first thing I saw was the “Public Resources” section.

And the thing that caught my eye was the NJDA Senior-Dent Program.

Free Dental Care in New Jersey

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The problem is that the link refercing the program and the particulars went to a dead page. So unfortunately I don’t know if this program is viable or not.

So the best thing for you to do is to call the NJ Dental Association at (732) 821-9400.

Homebound Program

This is for both seniors and caregivers who cannot get to the dental office. I am listing the program because it is unique.

However, it should be noted that this is not a free service. Normal office fees apply and in some cases a house call fee may apply as well.

Just call (800) 831-NJDA and the NJDA will connect you with a dentist in the area who does house calls.

Other Available Help

First, I found a really well written article on nj.com listing the exact type of help needed. Now, only three clinics are listed that are available for seniors, but its a start.

You can access the list here…

http://www.nj.com/helpinghands/deltadental/index.ssf/2013/02/free_and_low_cost_dental_care.html

The other was a directory that I saw put together by the state government.

You can access that list here…

http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/oral/documents/dental_directory.pdf

In looking through it, there are plenty of clinics that take Medicaid and are listed as “charity care” which I am guessing is for low-income individuals.

So there are resources for seniors looking for free dental care.

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Comments

    • Alma Jane Rush
    • March 20, 2017
    Reply

    I was very surprised that there was only 1 place in Warren County for free dental care for seniors with no insurance. I don’t have transportation to either locations that were listed. I did see where there was 1 in Hackettstown and 1 in Flemington, which are not close to where I live in Phillipsburg, NJ. I already have my teeth pulled and I am ready for the dentures. I do not have dental insurance with my husbands insurance from work. I can’t afford to go to a dentist any more because we are in a bankruptcy right now, and I do not have any other source of income. I am not old enough yet for Social Security, but I will be after July. Not having teeth has become difficult for me to eat. Everything has to be soft, or I can’t eat it. Thank you.

      • tony
      • March 21, 2017
      Reply

      Alma,

      Unfortunately i have no control over the resources. I only list what I know to be available.

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