Finding a dental provider can be tough, especially if you have a limited income or no dental insurance.

Here are some ideas to try:
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Safety Net Dental Clinics
Safety Net Dental Clinics
Safety net clinics provide dental care for people who have KanCare (Medicaid) insurance, private insurance and no insurance. If you are uninsured, most of these clinics use a discounted fee scale based on income.

KanCare Options
Dentists accepting KanCare (Medicaid)
Medicaid covers dental services for all child enrollees as part of a comprehensive set of benefits. Though oral screening may be part of a physical exam, it does not substitute for a dental examination performed by a dentist. A referral to a dentist is required for every child in accordance with the periodicity schedule set by the state.

Kansas Mission of Mercy
Kansas Mission of Mercy
The Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) is a free, two-day dental clinic held in a different city in Kansas each year. The clinic serves approximately 800 adults and children per day in need of fillings, cleanings, and extractions. There are no eligibility or income requirements and no appointments or reservations are taken; it is first come, first served.

If you or someone you know could benefit from services provided at KMOM, please visit their Patient Information page to learn more about the event. They will post additional updates on this page as the event date nears.

Other Dental Resources
Click on the tabs below for information about other programs for which you may be eligible.

  • Assists individuals with permanent disabilities, compromising medical conditions, or elderly persons (age 65+)
  • Visit download an application
  • All applications must be submitted through Anita Garbo, DDS Coordinator
  • Phone: 785-273-1900 Email: Fax: 785-273-1542

  • Offers assistance to uninsured Shawnee County residents with a primary care provider participating in the Health Access Program
  • Phone: 785-235-0996
  • Visit Health Access Program for more information

  • help head and neck cancer patients live life fully during and after treatment by providing financial aid
  • You must be under active treatment for head and neck cancer or been treated for head and neck cancer by an established oncologist
  • You must meet income qualifications
  • You must complete and submit the HNC Living Foundation Individual Application
  • Phone: 913-402-6028

  • Open every Friday
  • Serve all ages with intellectual developmental disabilities, including community members who pass a screening to assure the disability
  • Residents of KNI are first priority
  • There is no fee.
  • Services provided: exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions
  • NO dentures or other appliances
  • Sedation services are now available through a private mobile agency that bills separately, but their services are usually covered by insurance (including Medicaid).
  • Wait list: usually about two months, but they will move somebody up for emergencies
  • Contact: Debbie Mesecher at 785-296-5377 or

Providing short term emergency medical assistance to those in need. If you're facing a medical emergency, the Medicine Cabinet may be able to assist.

    We provide:
  • Emergency dental care (fillings and extractions)
  • Diabetic supplies
  • Durable medical equipment (including hearing aids)
  • Prescriptions (no controlled substances)
  • Vision exam and eyeglasses
  • Visit
  • Phone: (816) 276-7517

  • Donates medical care and dental care for uninsured, low-income residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas.
  • Eligible patients must be referred by participating physicians and dentists throughout Sedgwick County.
  • Visit for more information.

KC Children's Surgery Center
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center specializing in same-day, outpatient dental procedures under general sedation
  • Children 18 months to 18
  • Adults with special needs up to age 60
  • Medicaid Accepted, payment plans offered
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Patient must meet medical requirements (BMI under 40%, cardiac and/or neuro clearance)
  • Phone: 816- 235-3455
  • Visit, select the “Refer a Patient” tab
  • If self-referral, please use “Self-Referral KS” on Dental Office line item on the submission form

  • Discounted braces program for kids
  • Children and families are welcome to apply for treatment through SCL, regardless of where in the U.S. they reside.
  • SCL works with families and treatment providers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • Visit

  • Offers cost-free dental care to women graduates of accredited job readiness and placement programs or other community-based agencies thus helping those who are helping themselves.
  • Smiles for Success is affiliated with numerous job readiness programs in over 30 states.
  • Smiles for Success no longer accepts applications directly from individuals. All applications must be submitted through a job readiness program.
  • Visit for more information

  • Listing of sliding-scale dental clinics in Kansas
    • No insurance required, accepts Medicaid, payment for services based on income
  • Visit to find a clinic near you
    • Click “Find a Clinic” to search by your location
  • Phone: 785-233-8483

  • No insurance required, accepts Medicaid, emergency services available
    • If you have KanCare — please call 816-235-2122 to discuss coverage benefits
  • Phone: 816-235-2100 (General Clinic) or 816-235-2145 (Children's Clinic)

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