Information for applicants

There are two ways to receive care through OPTIONS:

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

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: 

  • Over 65 years of age
  • Permanently disabled
  • Need medically necessary dental care

Discounted Dental Program

Applicants must have severe dental decay and/or infections and:

  • Have limited resources to pay for discounted dental services
  • Must fall within the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPL) of 161% to 200%
  • Not have access to private or public dental insurance 
  • Must provide proof of income

What to expect? 

  • OPTIONS Volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients 
  • Volunteers do not provide emergency services
  • Volunteers do not provide cosmetic treatment

We are ONLY accepting applications in the following counties. If your county is not listed, we cannot accept your application at this time.

  • Belmont
  • Butler
  • Columbiana
  • Cuyahoga
  • Franklin
  • Hamilton
  • Lake
  • Licking
  • Lorain
  • Lucas
  • Mahoning
  • Mercer
  • Miami
  • Montgomery
  • Portage
  • Stark
  • Summit

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.

Applicants see if you qualify!​

Ohio Program Contact

David Mounsey, OPTIONS Coordinator

614.810.4330 (fax)

Dental Lifeline Network • Ohio

1800 15th Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

About the Ohio OPTIONS Program


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“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 DLN patient

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