Dental Health

Dental Health

Oral healthcare and hygiene are linked to various diseases, and certain conditions may also affect oral health. Practicing good oral hygiene and getting care are crucial for overall health. Below you will find organizations that provide preventive and restorative care services, offer financial assistance to obtain care, and provide technical assistance, training, and educational resources for consumers and oral healthcare providers.

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Legislative Committees

House Committee on Health and Human Services

This committee is responsible for legislation that affects the conditions of safety regulations and social services for the citizens of Georgia. This committee also addresses the legal areas surrounding medical professionals
and medicinal provisions.

Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

This committee has general jurisdiction over legislation relating to healthcare and social services. This committee also addresses areas related to the licensing and regulation of healthcare professionals.

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Smiling Angels International
Provides preventive care, including education and fluoride/sealant treatments, and full-service dental care, including restorative and prosthetic dentistry. Its emphasis is on helping children.



Humanitarian Foundation Grottoes of North America Dental Program
Helps uninsured children under the age of 18 with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders, intellectual disabilities, or organ transplant recipients pay for dental care. The “Drs. of Smiles” program provides representatives serving as liaisons with the parents and dental offices to ensure all paperwork is provided and completed.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Serves the maternal and child health community with high quality oral health technical assistance, training, and resources.



DPH Georgia Oral Health Program
Promotes preventive measures for oral diseases for all Georgians.

Georgia Dental Association
Organization of dentists in Georgia committed to improving oral health in the state and continuously promoting the highest standards of dentistry through education, advocacy, and professionalism.

Georgia Dental Hygienists Association
Represents over 7,000 dental hygienists in Georgia.

Georgia Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program
Provides loan repayment assistance for dental education student loan debt to dentists who agree to practice full-time in a rural community in Georgia for 12 months (minimum of 40 hours per week in a county with a population of 50,000 or less). The care must participate in Medicaid.

Georgia Oral Health Coalition
Promotes access to care and improvement of oral health in Georgia.

Help a Child Smile Mobile Dental Program
Mobile dental program providing dentists to schools so that children can get dental care in a comfortable environment, and parents and guardians can avoid worrying about taking time off work or transportation issues.


Metro Atlanta

Ben Massel Dental Clinic
Volunteer dentists and hygienists provide dental care to those unable to afford it.

DDD Foundation
Provides specialized oral healthcare to patients with developmental disabilities, supported entirely by donations.

Good Samaritan Health Center
Offers full restorative dental care including tooth and gum cleanings, simple extractions, fillings, bridges, crowns, and full and partial dentures. Patients pay according to their needs.


Middle Georgia

Rehoboth Life Care Ministries, Inc.
Provides dental care to those that cannot afford it, regardless of background or religion.


Georgia Mountains

Good News Clinics: Green Warren Dental Clinic
Provides free non-emergency care (including dental) to residents of Hall County without private insurance, Medicaid, or PeachCare. Eligible patients are those whose total household income is within 150% of the federal poverty level and have proof of residence in Hall County. The dental clinic provides dental X-rays, extractions, and fillings, and conducts a prevention program explaining proper brushing/flossing techniques and nutrition for all new patients. Children get sealant and fluoride treatments.

Hall County Health Department Dental Health Program
Identifies and corrects infectious oral disease in those ages 2 to 20. Priority
is given to those enrolled in Medicaid and PeachCare.


Dental Health Resources

A Place for Mom
Senior Dental Care: 7 Surprising Dangers of Poor Dental Health

American Academy of Pediatrics
Oral Health Campaign Toolkit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Water Fluoridation

Oral Health School

Sealant Programs

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Dental Care for Children with Special Needs

Colgate Professional
All About Cavities

Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women
Oral Health Care During Pregnancy and Through the Lifespan

Down Syndrome Health
Dental Care for Patients with Down Syndrome

Georgia Dental Association
Charitable Dental Clinics

Dental Careers

Find a Dentist

Georgia’s Action for Dental Health

Oral Health FAQs

Georgia Oral Health Coalition
Map of Dental Sites

Resources for Patients

Georgia Public Health Association
Recognizing and Addressing the Oral Health Needs of Georgia

Georgia Tech: Health Analytics
Oral Health

Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles
Toothbrushing Tips for Your Child with a Disability

Kaiser Family Foundation
Dental Care Health Professional Shortage Areas

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Developmental Disabilities & Oral Health

National Library of Medicine
Disparities in Preventive Dental Care Among Children in Georgia

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Promoting Oral Health in Schools: A Resource Guide

Smiles for Life
Dental Courses

Interactive Oral Health Games

Oral Health Curriculum Integration Models

Oral Health Risk Assessment and Patient Management Tools

Oral Health Patient Education


Oral Health Patient Education Posters

Primary Care Oral Health Integration Guide

Smiles for Life Curriculum Integration Toolkit

The Center for Pediatric Dentistry
Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver’s Guide

Veterans Affairs Dentistry
Dental Benefits for Veterans

VA Dental Insurance Program

What VA Dental Care Benefits Do I Qualify For?