Question by ilovemike310: I need tons of work done on my teeth and i’m broke, anyone know any dental schools or programs in PA?
well first off, i brush my teeth with a sonicare toothbrush 3-4 times a day, floss once a day, use Act restorative mouthwash everyday, and try to stay away from sweets, but i still have shitty teeth. add on top of that that my parents never took me to the dentist once in my life (not even joking). i’m a broke married grad student with a 3 yr old and my husband’s job has no dental plan. my mouth is filled with cavities, and i probably need some root canals and crowns. i live in eastern pennsylvania. does anyone know of any dental schools in eastern or central PA or even in New Jersey, or any type of cheaper program in the area? If not, what are some good, affordable dental plans i could sign up for? i’m going to need a lot of work that is going to cost at the very least the cost of a new car. sorry this is so long. i’m just so embarrassed and depressed about my teeth and that i don’t have the money for it; i just really need some help finding a place that i can afford.
Answer by Jeanie
Start by checking with your local health dept. they should have some leads or apply for Medicaid as there’s a lot they will cover esp. xrays cavities & even more elaborate projects with some co-pay (not much compared to actual price of the procedure) well worth looking into, all states have some type of programs, you have to search your phone book, ask around, check at library, hospitals, dentalschools, do some research your best bet..good luck..been there, done that, got results!
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