The following clinical services are available for County residents who do not have any type of dental insurance and meet eligibility requirements:
- Oral examinations/x-rays
- Dental prophylaxis (cleaning and polish)
- Fluoride application and sealants for children
- Full and partial dentures
- Some crowns and bridges
Referrals to private practice specialists may be necessary for some clinical procedures at the patient's expense.
Eligible residents include the following:
- Children age 0 to age 20—Age 17 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the initial appointment.
- Adults—Only those that are eligible for the Maryland Healthy Smiles Adult Medicaid pilot program
- Senior citizens—Age 60 and over
- Pregnant women—Must register for the program before their sixth month of pregnancy and receive an initial examination.
- During the pregnancy:
- Must receive an evaluation.
- Limited treatment such as oral health counseling, prophylaxis (cleaning) and emergency services can be performed.
- After pregnancy:
- Patients who wish to continue in the program must contact the clinic within three months after having their baby.
- A comprehensive examination (including x-rays) can then be completed and future appointments can be made for general care.
- During the pregnancy:
Fees at the dental clinics are based on a sliding fee scale which is set by the State of Maryland. There is a charge per procedure plus any laboratory fees involved. You will be asked to complete an income evaluation form and provide proof of income and residency at your first appointment.
- Fees are due at each appointment when services are provided
- Maryland Healthy Smiles accepted for children, pregnant women and adults qualified for the pilot program
- Private dental insurance cannot be accepted
The Public Health Dentistry office provides several referral programs for Baltimore County residents and maintains a list of dentists who treat residents who are physically and mentally limited, homebound, nursing homebound and the general public.
The Dental Access Program is a joint-referral program between the Baltimore County Department of Health and the Baltimore County Dental Association. To qualify, you may not have any form of dental insurance or third party financial assistance and must meet financial guidelines. Those who qualify can receive a discounted fee for services provided by private participating general dentists and specialists.
These programs are available to all County residents and can be used to help locate a private dentist for their continuing dental care after their course of treatment at a County dental clinic is completed
Dental Clinic Locations
To schedule an appointment for either clinic, call 410-887-2780.