Dental Programs

Give Back a Smile 
Adult (18+) women and men who have received dental injuries to any of the front 8 teeth only, (otherwise known as the "smile-zone") from a former intimate partner or spouse (husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend), family member, or sexual violence (sexual assault and/or rape). Human trafficking is taken into consideration.  
(800) 773-4227 

Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program
The HCH program emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach to delivering care to homeless persons and includes dental care through Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that receive funding.  FQHCs in Greater Hampton Roads with HCH funding include:

  1. Hampton Roads Community Health Center (HRCHC)
    Norfolk and Portsmouth sites
  2. Southeastern Virginia Health System (SEVHS) 
    Hampton, Newport News and Suffolk sites


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program 
Programs specifically focus on funding oral health care for people living with HIV: 
See HIV/AIDS Bureau Fact Sheets HERE.  


Smiles for Children 
Find a safety net dentist or locate a private dentist who accepts Smiles for Children & other programs visit:









A national program of the Dental Lifeline Network.  Access Partnership manages the DDS program for VDA components 1&2 (Greater Hampton Roads – Peninsula and Southside plus Virginia’s Eastern Shore). There is usually no cost to those who qualify but individuals who can pay for part of their care will be asked to do so, especially when laboratory work is involved. 

ELIGIBILITY: Many dentists in our area have volunteered to provide dental care at little or no charge to people who, because of a disability, advanced age or serious medical problems, do not have income to pay for needed dental care. 

To qualify for the DDS program, an individual must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Over age 65 or
  2. Permanently disabled (receiving SSI, SSDI) or
  3. Being treated for a serious medical condition which requires dental care to improve the condition or treatment options (i.e. organ transplant, chemotherapy, uncontrolled diabetes, heart surgery)

In addition the applicant must meet all of the following criteria: 

  1. Demonstrate sufficient financial need (household income must be within 150% federal poverty guidelines)
  2. Have reliable transportation
  3. Require comprehensive dental care (more than simply a check-up)

QUALIFY?   If an individual meets the eligibility qualifications above, call 757-502-7400 Option 3 to request an application.  

Access Partnership cannot guarantee the accuracy of information listed on this page. Providers should be contacted for most updated fees, eligibility requirements and services.

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