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Is there free dental care in Arizona?

The State of Arizona does not offer free dental care as Donated Dental Services has been suspended indefinitely after COVID.

Where can I go for tooth extractions, dentures, crowns, and fillings if I cannot afford or do not have insurance?

There is a dental clinic list that the Department of Health Services has available on their website. The majority of the clinics operate using a sliding scale (meaning based on your household income) 

Can you refer me to a dentist in my area?

You can find a dentist online by going here.

Why can’t you give me a dental referral?

Selecting a dentist is a personal preference. We are not allowed to give you a referral because it could be considered biased but you can find a dentist using this online search.

Do you know what dental offices take my insurance?

Call the phone number on your insurance card for member services and ask for a dentist in your network.  It will save you time and money by using a dentist that takes your insurance.

Do you know what office takes AHCCCS/Medicaid?

No, we do not have that information but calling the number on your card and asking for a dental office that accepts AHCCCS is the easiest option.

I am in a lot of pain, and I have AHCCCS/Medicaid insurance.

If you’ve developed pain in the last 3 months, it’s eligible for coverage under your AHCCCS plan. This plan provides up to $1000 for dental emergencies, aimed at alleviating acute pain. However, this benefit has significant limitations; for instance, it does not cover expenses like crowns.  Contact AHCCCS to find a dentist that can help you at AZahcccs.gov