Low Income Resources

Northern Nevada  Clinics

Northern Nevada

Adopt a Vet Dental Program 

Reno, NV 89502

Low-income veterans

Northern Nevada Dental Health Programs

Healthy Smile Healthy Child 
Reno, NV 89502
NNDS program for Medicaid (children only)

Miles for Smiles Mobile Dental

(Nevada Health Centers, Inc.)

Elko, NVPhone: 775 738-8177
Similar to the center referenced above, in that priority is for children, infants, and the youth of Nevada.

Community Health Alliance - Reno

Reno, Nevada  89509-6119
Permanent Clinic. This center can offer qualified low income, unemployed, working poor, and uninsured with low cost or free medical and/or dental care.

Carson Mental Health

Carson City, Nevada  89703-5202
Call 775-887-5140
Permanent Clinic, means can offer longer term care. A focus is obvious on those suffering from a mental condition.

Elko Family Medical & Dental Center

Elko, NV 89801-3413
Community Dental Clinic. A federally qualified center that will try not to turn individuals away.

Compassion Community Clinic

Reno, NV  89502

Southern Nevada Clinics

Southern Nevada

UNLV Dental School of Medicine

1700 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
UNLV Dental Clinic

Miles for Smiles Mobile Dental 

This non-profit center focuses on children, teenagers, and students, both other may receive dental care as well. Check ups, fluoride, referrals, and much more is available. Nevada Health Centers, Inc. Las Vegas, NV  Telephone - 702 220-9908 Miles for Smiles

Eastern Family Medical And Dental Center

Las Vegas, NV 89104-4124
Dental and Health Care Clinic. Preventative services, check ups, cleanings, x-rays, and other free or low cost dental services are available from staff and volunteers.


Future Smiles is a school-based dental hygiene program that offers prevention services to CCSD students who are low-income covered by Medicaid, uninsured or underinsured. ALL students are referred to a dentist after prevention services are provided in the school setting. To schedule a dental hygiene appointment call (702) 889-3763.

Our main location:

Future Smiles

On the Clark HS campus

3074 Arville Street

Las Vegas, NV 89102

O: (702) 889-3763

E: info@futuresmiles.net

W: www.futuresmiles.net

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What is it?  Medicaid is a government insurance program for families and individuals with low income and resources.

Does it cover dental care? Each state is different. In Nevada, Medicaid covers dental care (prevention and treatment services) for children up to 21 years of age. For adults, those residents 21 years of age and older, it only covers emergency dental examinations and extractions, and in some instances false teeth (full and partial dentures to replace missing teeth).

I’m pregnant and over 21 years old, am I eligible for any other dental care?  A pregnant woman may be eligible for preventive care (cleaning) and periodontal treatment. Check with your case worker and dentist to see if you’re eligible.

How do I find out if I am eligible?  You’ll need to apply online or visit a Division of Welfare and Supportive Service (DWSS) office.  If you have applied before and were denied, try again… guidelines have changed and you may now qualify.   To apply online go to: www.nevadahealthlink.com

What’s the difference between Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? CHIP provides health and dental insurance to uninsured children and teens that are not eligible for or enrolled in Medicaid.  CHIP is not just for low income children either; it covers uninsured children and teens up to age 19 that are not eligible for Medicaid.  In Nevada, CHIP is known as “Nevada Check-Up.”

If my child is eligible, what does CHIP cost? In Nevada, there is quarterly premium for CHIP, ranging from $25 to $80 depending on the size of the family.  The premium is per family, not per child. The good news is there are no deductibles or copayments at each visit.

How do I apply for CHIP?  To apply for Nevada Check-Up go to:  www.nevadahealthlink.com

How do I find my child a dentist? If your child is covered by either Medicaid or Nevada Check-Up go to:  www.insurekidsnow.gov

I’m an adults covered by Medicaid, how do I find a dentist?  If you are covered by Medicaid, remember that in Nevada for adults (21 years of age and older), the only dental care that is covered includes emergency examinations and extractions.

I am covered by medical insurance, how can I get dental insurance?  Dental insurance can either be part of a medical insurance policy (check with your agent/employer or it may be purchased as a stand-alone insurance policy – a policy that is separate from your medical insurance, where you will be paying for two different premiums. For more information go to:  www.healthcare.gov/can-i-get-dental-coverage-in-the-marketplace


Medicare is a national health insurance administered by the federal government and was first instituted in 1966.  Medicare guarantees access to health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system, and younger people with disabilities as well as individuals with end stage renal disease and/or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Medicare has NEVER covered routine dental services as part of its benefit package, leaving many of the most vulnerable citizens without regular dental care.  For more information on what dental services are covered by Medicare go to: www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coverage/MedicareDentalCoverage/index.html?redirect=/MedicareDentalCoverage

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