COVID-19 Dental Emergency Program
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to avoid going to the hospital emergency room, unless you have a life-threatening emergency.
If you are in dental pain or need urgent dental care, call the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation Dental HelpLine: 405-607-4747.
A dental care navigator will guide you to resources for care.
If you cannot afford the necessary dental care, you may qualify for financial assistance from our COVID-19 Pandemic Dental Emergency Fund.
Our HelpLine is not an emergency hotline. Calls are returned Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. If you believe you have a life-threatening dental emergency, call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency room.
Resource for Dental Care Guide
Our Resource for Dental Care Guide is a directory of free and low-cost dental clinics and programs across the state. Free clinics and programs provide services at no cost and are made possible by volunteer dental professionals and donations. However, the demand for free services is very high and the supply of volunteers is limited.
There are generally long waiting lists for free dental care. We highly recommend trying a low-cost clinic first.
The Resource Guide is updated and emailed to those on our email list each quarter.
Attention Resource Providers
If you are a dental care resource listed in our guide, please review your listing to be sure it’s accurate and complete. If you know of any other free or low-cost dental care resources, please let us know about them. To revise a listing or recommend another resource for the guide, contact Teri Bachhofer.
Delta Dental HelpLine
Our Dental Navigators are here to help you find dental care resources you need and can afford.
Find a Community Health Center Near You for Low-Cost Care
Community Health Centers (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers) are nonprofit community-based clinics that serve people who are low-income, uninsured, or underserved. They provide comprehensive health care services including dental care. They provide services on a sliding fee scale, meaning the cost of care is based on the patient's income and ability to pay.
There are generally no waiting lists for dental care. Click here for an interactive map that will help you find a Community Health Center near you.
Other Options for Dental Care
OU Kids' Day
OU Kids’ Day is an annual one-day clinic event held at the OU College of Dentistry that delivers free dental care for children ages 4 to 12 and free screenings for children ages 1 to 3. Details>
Did you know that SoonerCare (Oklahoma's Medicaid program) covers all dental costs for qualifying Oklahoma children? Visit mysoonercare.org for details.
Individual & Family Plans
If your employer does not provide dental insurance, Delta Dental of Oklahoma offers Individual and Family plans designed to meet the needs of Oklahomans outside the workplace. For more information, please visit DeltaDentalOK.org/CoversMe.