Our Services

Salt Lake Donated Dental Services provides quality, comprehensive dental care to low-income and homeless individuals.  Our dental professionals provide patients with treatment options comparable to what they would expect from a private office.  SLDDS treats all patients regardless of ability to pay. Donated and discounted services are available depending upon family size and income.  Printed proof of income eligibility such as most recent pay stubs or Social Security statement is required at every visit.

These services include:

Urgent care and emergency services

Preventative and periodontal maintenance

Restorative care (fillings, crowns and bridges)

Extensive denture and partial program

Pediatric care including sedation

DONATED DENTAL PROGRAM

Salt Lake Donated Dental Services (SLDDS) partners with volunteer dental professionals from the community who provide quality comprehensive dental care for individuals at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Because of the tremendous demand for free dental services and the number of individuals seeking treatment with urgent and significant needs, SLDDS’ Donated Program is open access. Patients are scheduled using a lottery-type system.

Children in pain and noticeably swollen individuals are given priority. Specialty treatments such as oral hygiene, surgical extractions, root canals, prosthetics, pediatric services, and pediatric sedation are scheduled according to when a specialist is available.

For the days the dentists are volunteering, see calendar below or call patient information line: 801-983-0345.

Calendar – Salt Lake Donated Dental Services

Open Access Instructions

Salt Lake Donated Dental Services provides quality, comprehensive dental care to low-income and homeless individuals.  Our dental professionals provide patients with treatment options comparable to what they would expect from a private office. SLDDS treats all patients regardless of ability to pay. To access free dental care, follow instructions below:

  • You MUST EMAIL YOUR INCOME VERIFICATION to treatment@donateddental.org. Accepted documents include: shelter/bed card, employee pay stubs, social security statement, benefit statement, etc. PRINTED PROOF OF INCOME IS REQUIRED AT EACH VISIT.
  • Patients will be scheduled in the order their income eligibility is confirmed.

Open Access to Donated Dental Services:

DUE TO COVID-19 and public gatherings restrictions from the Governor and the Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake Donated Dental Services is temporarily suspending our Open Access model. Free appointments can still be scheduled by calling 801-972-2747.

DISCOUNTED DENTAL PROGRAM

For those individuals at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level who do not qualify for the Donated Program, SLDDS offers services at a significantly reduced rate.  Eligible patients schedule necessary appointments and pay a discounted price at the time of service.  Treatment prices are given and explained to patients prior to their appointment. Children in pain and noticeably swollen individuals are given priority.

To ensure SLDDS addresses preventive services as well as emergency treatment, SLDDS has established a protocol for all patient visits:

Address the pain.

New patient comprehensive exam and panoramic and 4 bite-wing x-rays.

Dental hygiene appointment for periodontal evaluation and cleaning.

Treatment begins in order of importance.

For more information call discounted services line: 801-972-2747

PEDIATRIC SEDATION PROGRAM

Young children at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level in need of extensive treatment may be eligible to receive discounted sedation services.  An initial exam is scheduled, and pending dentist approval, the child will be scheduled on one of our monthly pediatric sedation days.

What to do before your child is sedated.

The evening before sedation, your child must NOT eat or drink anything after 10:00pm.  If he/she has medications that need to be taken with fluids, this must be coordinated with the knowledge and approval of the anesthesiologist at least one week prior to the appointment.  For the safety of your child it is very important to adhere to the fasting guidelines prior to sedation.

  • Type of Food
  • Clear Liquid
  • Drinks
  • Food
    .
  • Example
  • Water (for medication only)
  • Milk, OJ, juice
  • Toast, cereal, Meat, Eggs, Potatoes, Fatty Foods, Proteins
  • Hours before appointment
  • With approval of anesthesiologist ONLY
  • Nothing after 10:00pm
  • Nothing after 10:00pm
    .

1. When you are ready to schedule a sedation appointment for your child, you will be required to pay the appropriate sedation fee at that time. Once payment is made, your child will be placed on the sedation schedule.  When scheduling the appointment for your child, you will be given the date of sedation and a copy of the fasting guidelines. Patients are scheduled from youngest to oldest.   Please make arrangements to be with your child for 24 hours following sedation.

2. You will receive a reminder call one week prior to sedation to remind you of the appointment date.  Two days prior to the appointment, SLDDS will call to set your child’s appointment time, review fasting guidelines, and answer any questions you may have.

3. Upon arrival to your child’s appointment, please be sure to use the restroom.

4. If the patient is 5 years or under, or if recently potty- trained, please have them wear a pull-up or diaper to the appointment.

5. The patient should wear a single layer of loose, comfortable clothing and footwear that can be easily removed. Please bring one change of clothing in case it is necessary.

6. Do not wear pony tails or buns as the patient’s head will need to be able to lay completely flat throughout their appointment.

7. Please allow approximately 2 – 2.5 hours for your child’s appointment.  An adult must remain in the clinic for the duration of the appointment.

What to expect after your child has been sedated.

1. A recovery period of 20-30 minutes before your child can be discharged into your care.

2. As with any medication the use of sedative anesthetics agents can result in side effects, which may include dizziness, drowsiness, shivering, headaches, nausea discomfort and pain. The sedation effects of the medication will gradually wear off during the course of the day. Most patients are well enough to return to their normal activities within 24 hours.

3. The following medication may be administered to your child to alleviate any pain, Tylenol, Motrin, Ibuprofen. Any of these should work just fine.

4. Your child will be hungry and have a sore throat from being intubated. The first thing your child should be given to eat after being sedated is something cold and smooth. We suggest a slushy, a Slurpee or a smoothie. Any of these will help with soothing the pain they may feel with in the thrat. 

5. Throughout the day your child may experience drowsiness or may be fully awake, depending on the child. We highly recommend the parents to give their child a soft cool diet such as room temperature soup, pasta, pudding, Jell-O, etc.

6. Remember to follow-up with your appointment to ensure that your child is not experiencing any pain or infection. If your child is experiencing any discomfort you may contact SLDDS asap.

For more information about our pediatric sedation program, call discounted services line: 801-972-2747

Contact information for anesthesiologist, Dr. Marlon Michel, call 206-499-6696 or email mm@m2steep.com

If you are unable to reach any of these phone numbers and it is an emergency, go to the closest Emergency Room or InstaCare in your area. 

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SALT LAKE COUNTY RESOURCES

Online Resources

Utah Medicaid

2-1-1 Utah

SALT LAKE COUNTY RESOURCES:

Safety Net Dental Clinics in Salt Lake County

Community Health Center – Stephen D. Ratcliffe Clinic
1365 West 1000 North, Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 328-5756

Community Health Center – Oquirrh View Clinic
4745 South 3200 West, Taylorsville
Phone: (801) 964-6214

Community Health Center – Neighborhood Clinic
1388 Navajo Street, Unit C, Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 955-2360

Family Dental Plan – Salt Lake City
168 North 1950 West #202, Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 715-3400

Midvale Community Building Community
49 West Center Street, Midvale
Phone: (385) 887-9002

Sacred Circle Healthcare
660 South 200 East, Ste. 250, Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 359-2256

Utah Partners for Health – Mid-Valley Health Clinic
7651 South Main Street, Midvale
Phone: (801) 417-0131

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HYGIENE OPTIONS:

Salt Lake Community College Dental Hygiene Program
3400 West 9000 South, West Jordan
Phone: (801) 957-2710

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RESOURCES OUTSIDE SALT LAKE COUNTY

Safety Net Dental Clinics Outside of Salt Lake County:

Central Western Utah:
Wayne Community Health Center
128 South 300 West, Bicknell
Phone: (435) 425-3744

Davis County:
Midtown Community Health Center
22 South State Street, Clearfield
Phone: (801) 393-5355

Pantry Smiles – Bountiful Food Pantry
480 East 150 North, Bountiful
Phone: (801) 299-8464

Northeastern Utah:
Tri-County Health Department
Mountainlands Community Health Dental Clinic
133 South 500 East, Vernal
Phone: (435) 247-1196

Northern Utah:
Bear River Health Department
655 East 1300 North, Logan
Phone: (435) 792-6500

Bear Lake Community Health Clinic
325 West Logan Hwy, Garden City
Phone: (435) 946-3660

Brigham City Community Health Center
980 South Medical Drive #1, Brigham City
Phone: (435) 723-8276

Cache Valley Community Health Center
1515 North 400 East #104, North Logan
Phone: (435) 755-6061

Midtown Community Health Clinic
550 East 1400 North, Ste. Y, Logan
Phone: (435) 752-7060

Southeastern Utah:
Montezuma Creek Community Health Clinic
East Highway 262, Montezuma Creek
Phone: (435) 651-3291

Monument Valley Health Center
30 West Medical Drive, Monument Valley
Phone: (435) 727-3004

Green River Medical Center
585 West Main Street, Green River
Phone: (435) 564-3434

Blanding Family Dental Clinic
401 South Main Street, Blanding
Phone: (435) 678-2815

Monticello Family Dental Clinic
217 South 100 West, Monticello
Phone: (435) 587-3538

Southwestern Utah:
Dixie State University Dental Hygiene Program
1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
Phone: (435) 879-4900

The Doctors Volunteer Clinic of St. George
1036 East Riverside Drive, St. George
Phone: (435) 656-0022

Family Healthcare
25 North 100 East #102, St. George
Phone: (435) 359-2165

Tooele County:
Healthy Smiles Clinic
151 North Main Street, Tooele
Phone: (435) 277-2430

Utah County:
Community Health Connect
591 South State Street, Provo
Phone: (801) 818-3015

Mountain Ridge Dental
1256 South State Street, Orem
Phone: (801) 224-7182

Mountainlands Community Health Center
589 South State Street, Provo
Phone: (801) 855-0113

Utah Valley University Dental Hygiene Program
987 South Geneva Road #141, Orem
Phone: (801) 863-7608

Utah College of Dental Hygiene
1176 South 1480 West, Orem
Phone: (801) 426-8234

Wasatch County:
Wasatch Family Dental Clinic
55 South 500 East, Heber City
Phone: (435) 654-2700

Weber and Morgan Counties:
Weber State University Dental Hygiene Clinic
3921 University Circle, Ogden
Phone: (801) 626-6131

Family Dental Plan
950 East 25th Street, Ste. A, Ogden
Phone: (801) 395-7090

Midtown Community Health Center
2240 Adams Avenue, Ogden
Phone: (801) 393-5355

Ogden Rescue Mission Dental Clinic
2775 Wall Avenue, Ogden
Phone: (801) 621-4360

Dr. Marc Collman – McKay Dee Hospital
4401 Harrison Blvd, Ogden
Phone: (801) 782-9455