DentistLink: connecting people with essential dental care
In its second year of service, DentistLink has connected over 20,000 to the essential dental care they need, and deserve. The service is provided at no cost to users, dentists and community partners.
DentistLink assists everyone regardless of insurance coverage. The majority of users have Medicaid (Apple Health) coverage or are uninsured. More than 25 organizations across the state currently refer their clients and patients to DentistLink. These referral partners include small organizations such as community-based non-profits and emergency rooms in large hospital systems.
How DentistLink Works
People can connect to DentistLink online or by texting or calling our friendly referral specialists. Our online tool and staff will assess the user’s oral health needs then connect them with a dental provider who accepts their insurance coverage. Our staff can also schedule appointments with five Federally Qualified Health Centers across the state.
Beyond referrals, DentistLink can help identify and remove barriers that keep people from accessing care. For example, they will connect people to transportation assistance or childcare resources to help them successfully keep their appointments.
Reducing Disparities to Improve Health
DentistLink reduces health disparities by connecting people to the dental care they need, where they need it. We look forward to serving even more people and partnering with more dentists and organizations to remove barriers that prevent people from getting dental care.