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Dental Resource Information

Contact the Public Health Dental Program

  •  850-245-4333

    Mailing Address

    Public Health Dental Program 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14 

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1724 

The dental needs of disadvantaged persons in the state are great, and public resources to meet these needs are very limited. Florida has innumerable needs, which makes the equitable distribution of our resources very difficult.

The following summarizes the types of resources that may be available. There are various eligibility requirements and the types of services available vary considerably. Any associated fees are based on income.

Programs for Children - For families with income below 200% of the federal poverty level (for a family of four this is around $35,000), you should apply to the KidCare Program for your child. Information is available at the following KidCare provides both medical and dental insurance for children.

Medicaid Program for Adults - Provides only emergency services, which basically includes just extractions.

County Health Departments - Not available in all counties and eligibility and types of services vary.

Community Health Centers - Not available in all counties and eligibility and types of services vary.

There are also volunteer programs in a number of counties. Most of the services provided are only for the relief of pain and infection.

Dental schools also provide services through dental students and residents if the patient's needs are suitable for educational requirements; fees generally run about one-half of private practice fees. Faculty practice is an option, but fees are generally comparable to private practice fees.


If you are aware of any changes that should be made to a county's resource listing, please contact us at:

Public Health Dental Program
Florida Department of Health
Bin #A14
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1724

(850) 245-4333

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Dental Program

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