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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 site:www.floridakidcare.org. 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.

Click on the appropriate county for a listing of Medicaid area offices, county health departments, community health centers, dental schools, volunteer and other programs. *

Alachua

Baker

Bay

Bradford

Brevard

Broward

Calhoun

Charlotte

Citrus

Clay

Collier

Columbia

Dade

Desoto

Dixie

Duval

Escambia

Flagler

Franklin

Gadsden

Gilchrist

Glades

Gulf

Hamilton

Hardee

Hendry

Hernando

Highlands

Hillsborough

Holmes

Indian River

Jackson

Jefferson

Lafayette

Lake

Lee

Leon

Levy

Liberty

Madison

Manatee

Marion

Martin

Monroe

Nassau

Okaloosa

Okeechobee

Orange

Osceola

Palm Beach

Pasco

Pinellas

Polk

Putnam

St. Johns

St. Lucie

Santa Rosa

Sarasota

Seminole

Sumter

Suwannee

Taylor

Union

Volusia

Wakulla

Walton

Washington

Corrections/Updates

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

Phone:
(850) 245-4333

Email:
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Dental Program

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