Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors
The Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors is overseen by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing along with the oversight of the Senior Dental Advisory Committee.
What is the Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors?
Senate Bill 14-180 created the Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors to provide access to dental care for low-income seniors who are:
- 60 years of age or older;
- Lawfully present in the state in accordance with section 24-76.5-103, C.R.S.;
- Economically Disadvantaged (whose income is at or below 250% of the most recently published federal poverty level for a household of that size); and
- Not eligible for dental services under Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) or the Old Age Pension Health and Medical Care Program, and who do not have private dental insurance.
- Oral examinations
- Treatment planning
- Emergency treatment
- Partial and full dentures
- Replacement or repair of permanent teeth
- Removal of permanent teeth
- Periodontal treatments
- Soft tissue treatments
For a complete list of services along with what the maximum copayment will be for a specific service please see the Fee Schedule for the Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors
What are geographic areas covered in Colorado?
The Department has nearly full state coverage through our grantees for the FY 2015-16. The following counties do not have full geographic coverage: Archuleta, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Dolores, La Plata, Lake, Montezuma, and San Juan. The Department is hoping to have coverage in these areas in the near future.
How do I locate a dentist?
Please visit the Grantee Appointment Information by County page for a list of all approved dentists in your county along with phone numbers to make an appointment.