Finding Free /Low Cost Dental Care

dentalDue to popular demand the Cancer Fairy Godmother has been asked if she can find information on how to find free or low cost dental care. Going through cancer therapy is an especially difficult time, so we want to do all we can to help cure cancer by staying healthy, including taking preventative measures for oral health  before they become more serious.

Here are some sources to help you find dental care:

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62 Responses to Finding Free /Low Cost Dental Care

  1. May Williams November 23, 2015 at 12:46 am #

    Good After Noon, how are you? My name is May Williams I am trying to find some help I had breast cancer in 2012 nd I I had cemo now my teeth are falling out I am on a fix income and have no way to get my teeth fix if you know of anyone that can help me pplease I don’t know what am going to. Thank you

  2. May Williams November 23, 2015 at 12:56 am #

    My name is May Williams I trying to find some help my teeth are falling out from the cemo I had from breast cancer please I need some help if you know anyone that can help me please let me know I am on a fix income Thank You

  3. Lauren February 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    I am a two-time stage III thyroid cancer survivor. Unfortunately because of all of the extensive iodine radiation treatments my teerh have severely suffered. I recently have gotten engaged and hope to be married this summer. I need some help finding donations or facilities they can work on my teeth for free. I am in Orlando Florida and I’m willing to travel. Thank you for your time and any info you may be able to give me. God bless and stay strong 🙂

  4. Deborah Aiken February 22, 2016 at 11:43 pm #

    Good evening, my name is Deborah Aiken and I am in stage 4 Breast Cancer and I am in need of getting one of my upper tooth work on for it is just about vanish since taking my treatment’s. I have been wearing partial front upper’s for many years but now since the tooth is about gone I need to know if you have any information as to were I can go local in my home town area ( Charleston,S.C.) to pull the rest of the tooth that is hanging on and to replace the old tooth with a new tooth by adding it on to my partial dentures. I know that it might sound crazy but I look so old from the chemo,radiation, and the injection’s and with my tooth vanishing it is going to be a space between my own tooth and my partial dentures I just feel so ugly I am only 58 years old but I look like I am 90 years old. If you can put me in the right direction as to were I can go to get free work done or some where not so expensive to fix my problem I will really appreciate very much. Thank you for your time in this matter. GOD BLESS you for listening.

  5. Nelson T. Rivera May 31, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    My name in Nelson Rivera. I lost most of my teeth during chemo for non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I been free of cancer for few years and have been around many dentistry faculties in order to find a fix for my mouth to be able to smile but my gums got too sensitive and infection is recurrent . Have applied for a grant through internet at a website for cosmetic dentistry for once and for all fixing the problem but getting permanent teeth is a very expensive matter that will take forever to get the job done if tried at a dentistry faculty or university. Finally, after evaluation from a professional smile reconstructor the total amount to get my mouth fixed will be $40,000. I wish i can smile during my upcoming wedding ceremony. In an effort to do something and collect the money I have opened a GoFundMe account, so far we have raised $500, which will be used in a 3D XRays needed to determine how much bone I have left to get my clipon dentures. I will leave the link here in case you know anyone willing to help us cancer survivors to obtain a good quality of life after the illness struggle. Thanks for your attention!

  6. Shelli June 2, 2016 at 2:58 am #

    My name is Shelli I am a Cancer survivor stage 4 I was given 6 months to live, that was 24 years ago.
    God intervened ive been Cancer free for 24 years!
    I am truly blessed and I know that. I obtained my Cancer through hpv I am in the medical study books.
    Not only did my ex husband abuse me physically and mentally but he slept around and got me sick.
    Well ive overcame most of it, its still a process now I have multiple brain cysts that I’m dealing with due to the abuse.
    I am having such a difficult time finding gainful employment I believe my teeth are a contributing factor to that.
    I had to leave my job as a manager 4 years ago because of my tumors they paralysed me, caused seizures I’ve had to re learn basic things and I’m doing it all alone and I’ve done great. I’m able to do most everything that I once did except find a good job.
    I am working but I’m making only 8 an hour. I am supporting myself with the help of my Church.
    Is there anyone that can help me? I want my confidence back I want my teeth back.
    I am always smiling but its difficult as I am always hiding my smile.

  7. Jan June 17, 2016 at 2:59 am #

    Is there anyone offering reasonably priced dental work in Arizona? I have Stage 4 breast cancer with brain metastasis, and I have already lost two teeth and half of another. I have been quoted between $40,000 and $50,000 for the needed work which is out of my league. I would love to be able to eat properly again, and not have tooth ache all the time.

  8. Lynn July 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    I am not actually a cancer patient, however I am a care giver of a patient with cervical cancer and I really need a set of Dentures, where as I can’t help my sista to feel good about herself if I can’t feel good about myself! I had gotten a set of dentures in 2007 through the State of NH, once in a life time useable program, somehow the bottoms got “lost” and I can’t chew with the tops, they are warn down and I don’t know of any programs that might be out there for a disabled female, 41, live-in care giver! If anyone has any suggestions or referrals that I might be able to look into, it would be very much appreciated so that my sister and I could both feel good about ourselves even if it is to just go to a doctors appointment, or to the grocery store. Thank you for your time, and I’m looking forward to hearing from someone with good news for us!!! Have a great dayand god bless!

  9. Linda Harris February 8, 2017 at 2:39 am #

    Like many others that have posted here, I am a breast cancer survivor for 9 years now! I am very thankful that I was able to receive chemo and be healed of the cancer, but now I am suffering from severe Dental issues! I have lost many teeth, have teeth shifting, broken teeth, and have abscesses popping up all the time in my mouth. I am too embarrassed to even smile at people now because several of my front teeth are now affecting! I need dentures but cannot afford them. I just obtained dental insurance that is effective this month, but even with that I cannot afford the dentures. Are there any grants or help to cover the cost? Thank you! Linda

  10. Kim Hogan-Morley June 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    I had stage IV cancer at the base of my tongue, metastacized to lymph nodes on left side of the neck in 1999. I have been cancer free since mid-2000, but had to have all of my teeth removed 4 years ago. I ran up against the medicare catch 22. There was coverage available for removing the teeth, but there was no dentist enrolled in medicare. Because Medicare could not pay, my secondary insurance would not pay. They did pay for 20 hyperbaric treatments. I still owe $4000 for the surgery. The inexpensive denturez I could afford were a poor fit and I had horrible pain, which I used Ibuprofen to alleviate. I had a bizarre reaction to the Ibuprofen (did not exceed dosage limits) that manifested itself in bizarre behavior. I ended up in a mental ward, until finally it was determined that I had suffered kidney failure, which caused altered mental status. Embarrassing. Devastating. So now I still have no teeth, and don’t have any way to pay for any. Have constant episodes of choking and have developed digestive problems. I am grateful for survival, don’t misunderstand me, but I avoid social contact and my outside persona does not show who I am. I finished grad school in counseling psychology but think a toothless counselor would be detrimental to a helping relationship. Instead of contributing to socity, I subsist on SSD. It is incredible that teeth are not considered medically necessary.

  11. Fedup August 12, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

    I am a 3 year cancer survivor and reading these horror stories offers more aches than cures!! I am on disability and medicare; i have gone back to work after 23 surgeries; 2 chemo rounds and radiation! I work just to survive and try to save enough to go to dentist but as a single mom its hard as hell!! I lost my front teeth in a bad car accident when i was 19; the same accident that ended up taking my oldest son of 17 years twelve years ago! I had a few pulled during chemo due to its effect; but 3 years later im in so much pain i am about to take them all out myself! There has got to be hope for this continuing issue; so so many going thru it!!! Our government cannot win! Theres people out there killing themselves over the drug and pharmacuetical nightmare and getting more help than those of us who just wanna get back to smiling and enjoying what time we have been blessed with!!!!

  12. Pamela Crouch November 1, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    Hi I’m Pamela I had stage 4 am leukemia, and for awhile my teeth hurt but then they started falling out. But I’m just trying to get my front 3 teeth fixed so I can smile again without covering my mouth up.

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