There are two ways to receive care through OPTIONS:
Donated Dental Services
Applicants must have no means to afford dental care (i.e., financial resources or access to private or public dental insurance) and must meet ONE of the following criteria:
Discounted Dental Program
Applicants must have severe dental decay and/or infections and:
What to expect?
We are NOT accepting applications in the following counties. If your county is listed, we cannot accept your application at this time.
If you have documentation from a physician stating that you cannot receive essential medical treatment due to your dental condition you can apply for the program even if your county is closed.
If you cannot complete an online application, you can call the DLN Coordinator listed to request a paper application be mailed to you.
Mick Mounsey, OPTIONS Coordinator
Dental Lifeline Network • Ohio
1800 15th Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
Dental OPTIONS – Ohio Partnership to Improve Oral Health through Access to Needed Services – is a program provided through a joint partnership between the ODA and the Ohio Department of Health, and operated by Dental Lifeline Network, that helps eligible, low-income uninsured adults in Ohio obtain access to dental care by linking them with volunteer dentists.
It’s easy to join. You decide the number of patients to see each year and the frequency. You also decide whether to accept patients eligible for donated or discounted care or both.
You do the dentistry. A coordinator handles the paperwork and other administrative tasks of the program, which can include:
You can participate by providing care on a discounted fee or donated basis, or both. For dentists who provide donated care:
As an OPTIONS dentist, you will make a difference to someone in need in your community!
“I am now the very proud and grateful owner of upper and lower partials that I am enjoying immensely. I am eternally grateful.”
– Terry, an Ohio patient
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