Oral Health/Dental Care

American Academy of Pediatrics – Children’s Oral Health – Dental Care Information from the AAP.

Chicago Dental Society – Find a Dentist/Clinic – Resources for CDS Dentists and Clinics and in the Chicago area.

Dental Clinics in Illinois – Updated August 2011 – Dental clinics available in Illinois, from the IFloss Coalition.

Dental Lifeline Network Program, Illinois State Dental Society – The Dental Lifeline Network Program serves disabled and aged people who cannot afford needed dental treatment and have no other way of getting help. Qualified applicants must be permanently disabled, chronically ill, or elderly. Each person’s condition must be severe enough to prohibit or significantly limit gainful employment. In addition, they can neither afford dental care nor receive it through other programs. They must need extensive treatment, not just a cleaning and check-up.

DentaQuest – DentaQuest provides high quality oral healthcare through expert government dental plan administration. Our single-minded focus on delivering government-sponsored plans has helped us to grow into one of the country’s largest multi-state administrators. (DentaQuest includes the company formerly known as Doral Dental)

DentaQuest Find a Provider – Search for Illinois HFS Dental Program Providers in your area.

Donated Orthodontic Services Program Application – Thanks to concerned orthodontists in the Illinois Society of Orthodontists, the Donated Orthodontic Services Program will provide care at a nominal fee to children whose families cannot afford needed orthodontic treatment. Participating orthodontists will be donating one or two cases per year to help qualified disadvantaged children. Nominal fees will be charged to families who qualify for the program.

IFloss Coalition – The IFLOSS Coalition is a public-private partnership that was founded in November of 1998. Our mission is to improve the oral health of all Illinois residents through advocacy and education.

National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center  – This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about children and adolescents with special health care needs.

Special Needs Oral Health Yahoo Group – This group is an information-sharing forum about oral health issues for professionals and families of children and youth with disabilities,chronic illnesses and special health care needs based in Illinois.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is the national membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Our 5,900 members are dedicated to improving the oral health of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs.