Please provide me a list of companies/organizations who are focused on affordable dentures or dentistry
There are many organizations in the United States that provide free, discounted or affordable dental services like dentures, teeth braces or dental treatments. These organizations can be classified into three main categories: Discount and Affordable Organizations, Online Dental Service Organizations and Non-profit Organizations. The Discount and Affordable Organizations are entities that provide people with an affordable and low-cost dental service but people must visit the clinics and meet the dentists. On the other hand, the Online Dental Service Organizations provide dentures to the people at a discounted rate by taking the client's teeth impressions or measures, creating the dentures accordingly and shipping them back to the client via mail or courier. The non-profit organizations are government organizations or non-profit communities composed of orthodontists, dentists, volunteers and donors whose mission is to have smiling, healthy and happy people with better lives.
The whole list of companies/organizations which provide affordable dentures or dentistry can be found on this spreadsheet.
We will list our findings classified into the three categories, shown above, as follows:
DISCOUNT AND AFFORDABLE ORGANIZATIONS
DentalSave provides free dentures to elderly people who are over the age of 55 years through the PACE program (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). However, they provide a discounted plan for those who are not qualified to the PACE program. Moreover, they provide a discount dental plan of 20% to 50% savings.
2. Carefree Dental:
Carefree Dental provides a discount dental plan with a subscription card for $15.95 a month and offers a denture for $959 with a discount up to 28% with a saving of $382.
Affordable Dentures & Implants provides a wide range of denture styles including full and partial dentures. They have three series: Standard including Economy and EconomyPlus products; Deluxe including Premium and UltimateFit products; and Denture Stabilization including SnapSecure products.
Dental Implant Cost Guide provides a list of dental schools in each state that provide dental implants and other treatments to the public with, often, discounted rates.
ONLINE DENTAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Low-price Flexible Dentures provides an online dental service through accepting orders online and identifying the client impressions or measures by using an impression kit. The client ships the impressions back via mail or courier. Within 3 to 5 days, the client receives his/her dentures for a total cost of $320 ($280 for the denture and $40 for the impression kit).
Custom Teeth Devices provides an online dental service by accepting orders online and identifying the client impressions or measures by an impression kit. The client ships the impressions back via mail or courier. Within 10 to 12 days, the client receives his/her denture for a total cost of $413 with free shipping or for a $10 surcharge for reducing the shipping time by 7 days.
3. Mouth Glove:
Mouth Glove provides an online dental service by accepting orders online and identifying the clients' dental impressions or measurements by using impression kit. The client ships the impressions back via mail and the dentures cost is $315 per arch.
1. Aspen Dental:
Aspen Dental is a non-profit organization composed of dentists and teams who provide dental services across the country, and they have already free care to over 17,000 veterans and people in need. They have a movement called "Healthy Mouth Movement" that encourages people to have healthy, comfortable smiles and better lives.
Smiles Change Lives is a community of over 750 orthodontists and dentists that offers dental services to 10,000 children and young people. They provide teeth braces for free through their program which is a partnership between the children's families and their orthodontists.
Smile For a Lifetime "aims to reach individuals with financial challenges, special situations and orthodontic needs." They are a non-profit foundation that provides orthodontics in the form of free braces to individuals between the ages 11-18 years that may not have the opportunity to acquire assistance.
4. Tooth Wisdom:
Tooth Wisdom is a project of Oral Health America that provides individuals with affordable dental clinics. According to their website, "the Wisdom Tooth Project (WTP) focuses on improving the oral health outcomes of older adults, especially those 65 and older."
Dental Lifeline Network has a program called Donated Dental Services (DDS) which provides free, comprehensive dental treatments to fragile people and the elderly
NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization which educates and empowers people in seeking affordable healthcare. The organization provides free information on programs that help them find medications and healthcare services at affordable prices. It maintains a database of 3477 clinics which offer dental services for free, or with some form of financial assistance.
In conclusion, there are a wide variety of organizations which provide affordable dentures or dental services as illustrated within the body of the research. These organizations provide services either on-site or online according to the nature of the dental service required. Some organizations provide fully-free dental services such as dentures or teeth braces while others may provide the dental service for an affordable or discounted fee. Additionally, non-profit entities play a major role in the dental service to help the community lead better and healthier lives.