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LOW-INCOME DENTAL CARE
A list of dental-care programs for the poor

Date published: 12/28/2009

Here are some dental-care providers for low-income adults in the Fredericksburg region.

FREDERICKSBURG AREA

Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic 1301 Sam Perry Blvd., Suite 100 (on campus of Mary Washington Hospital), Fredericksburg 22402; 540/741-1061; moss freeclinic.org. Service Summary: Offers free, limited dental services for uninsured residents of Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties with household incomes of less than 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines ($13,538 annually for single people). Volunteer dentists and dental hygienists provide fillings, extractions and cleanings Tuesday and Thursday evenings by appointment. Initial medical screenings required. Number of dental patients seen in 2008: 397. Current estimated wait time for dental appointments: six weeks.

Community Health Center of the Rappahannock Region, 2217 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg 22401; 540/735-0560; cvhsinc.org/chcrr.html. Service Summary: One dentist and two assistants provide comprehensive dental services except orthodontics and wisdom-tooth extractions. Sliding-scale fees based on family income. First visit costs $50 for evaluation and treatment plan. Current estimated wait time for dental appointments: five months. Emergency care, such as antibiotics for abscesses, available at walk-in clinic.

Germanna Community College Dental Clinic, Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center, 6713 Smith Station Road, Spotsylvania 22553; appointments: 540/423-9823; info: 423-9823; germanna.edu/dnh/patient page.asp. Service Summary: Free, student-provided oral-hygiene care. Student hygienists work with patients under the supervision of a registered dental hygienist and/or licensed dentists. Current estimated wait time for appointments: two weeks or longer.

Dentistry With a Heart, Fredericksburg Smile Center, 2330 Plank Road, Fredericksburg; 540/899-7791; dentistrywith aheart.org. Service Summary: Volunteer dental professionals have provided nearly $180,000 in free dental care since 2006 at this annual, free dental clinic. This year's clinic begins at 7 a.m. Feb. 12. "Anybody who shows up is eligible," said Dr. Cathie H. Butterworth. No appointments accepted.

NORTHERN NECK

Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, 51 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock 22482; 804/435-0575; nnfhc.com. Service Summary: Low-income, uninsured residents of Lancaster, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties are eligible to receive comprehensive dental care at a cost of $25 per visit, payable in advance. Care provided by staff dentists, volunteer dentists and hygienists, and dental students. Medicaid, low-income Medicare and uninsured patients eligible for dental services with proper documentation. Current estimated wait time for appointments: two weeks.


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