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Dental schools take too long? Here's a list of low cost dentists.

  • Blog Post by: John Ewoldt
  • March 30, 2010 - 9:19 AM

Until a student at the Hennepin Technical College dental assistant program made me aware of the deals at local dental schools, I thought the U of M School of Dentistry was the only option. To check out t a list of the schools and their prices, click here.

But if you'd rather not take the extra time schools require, try one of the scores of clinics in Minnesota that offer services at a reduced cost. This list is provided by the Minnesota Dental Association. Clicking on the link also provides website info for each clinic.

 

This is a list of dental clinics throughout Minnesota that provide dental services to patients who are on public care programs, or that offer services at a reduced cost. Find a clinic in your area, and then call to make an appointment. Please note that services, hours and costs at these clinics vary, so you may find it helpful to click on the clinic website for more information.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all dental clinics that provide such services. In addition, many private practice dentists who are not listed here provide care to those who are enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs (Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, and General Assistance Medical Care).

Be sure to also check the bottom of this list for special resources where limited amounts of free dental care are offered under certain circumstances.

Last updated: 3-2-10

Minneapolis Area Clinics
Apple Tree Dental
8960 Springbrook Drive, #150
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763-784-7570
 

Apple Tree Dental - Mobile Dentistry
8960 Springbrook Drive, #150
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763-784-7570
 

Cedar Riverside People's Center
425 20th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-332-3667
 

Children's Dental Services
636 Broadway Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-746-1530
 

Children's Dental Services Association
Town Hall Head Start Center
8500 Zane Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
612-746-1530
 

Children's Dental Services Association
1098 Anderson Lane
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-746-1530
 

Children's Dental Services Association
4225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-746-1530
 

Children's Dental Services Association
342 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-746-1530
 

Children's Dental Services Association
700 Humboldt Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-746-1530
 

Children's Dental Services Association
98 St. Mary's Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-746-1530
 

Community University Dental Clinic
2001 Bloomington Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-638-0700
 

Doorstep Healthcare Services
5861 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
763-541-6000
 


Green Central Dental Clinic
324 E. 35th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-822-9030
 

Hennepin County Medical Center Dental Clinic
701 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-873-2370
 

Indian Health Board Dental Clinic
1315 E. 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-721-9827
 

Normandale Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic
9700 France Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55431
952-487-7020
 

North Point Health & Wellness Center
1313 Penn Ave. North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-543-2511
 

Sharing & Caring Hands Clinic
525 N. 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-596-3463
 

The Smile Center
7532 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park MN 55428
763-560-1555
 

Southside Community Dental Clinic
4323 4th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-822-9030
 

University of Minnesota Emergency Dental Clinic
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-4908
 

Uptown Community Dental Clinic
2431 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-374-4809

 

St. Paul Area Clinics
Argosy University Dental Hygiene Clinic
1515 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121
651-846-3381
 

Community Dental Care
1670 Beam Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55109
651-925-8400
 

Childrens Dental Services Association
262 Bates Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55106
612-746-1530
 

Health Care for the Homeless/House Calls
438 Main Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-290-8814
 

Helping Hand Dental Clinic
506 W. 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-7561
 

McDonough Homes Clinic
1544 Timberlake Road
St. Paul, MN 55117
651-568-2199
 

North End Health Center
135 Manitoba Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55117
651-489-8021
 

Open Cities Health Center
409 North Dunlap Street
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-290-9200
 


The Smile Center
1790 7th Street East
St. Paul, MN 55119
651-735-0595
 

Union Gospel Mission
435 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-292-1721
 

West Side Dental Clinic
478 South Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-802-7575
 

Wilder Senior Dental Health Clinic
510 Humboldt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-220-1807
 

Community Dental Care - East St. Paul
828 Hawthorne Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-774-2959
 

Century College Dental Clinic
3300 Century Ave. N.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651-779-5787
 

Greater Minnesota Clinics
Alexandria
Caring Hands Dental Clinic
700 Cedar Street, Suite 44
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-815-5711

Bemidji
Northern Dental Access Center
1405 Anne St. NW
Bemidji, MN 55309
218-444-9646
 

Big Lake
The Smile Center
195 Jefferson Blvd.
Hwy.10
Big Lake, MN 55309
763-263-2222
 

Blooming Prairie
Main Street Dental
405 East Main Street
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
507-583-2141
 

Canby
Sanford Medical Center Canby RHC
112 St. Olaf Ave. S.
Canby, MN 56220
507-223-7221
 


Cloquet
Fond Du Lac - Min-No-Aya Win Clinic
927 Trettel Lane
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-1227
 

Deerwood
The Smile Center
21343 Archibald Road
Hwy. 8
Deerwood, MN 56444
218-534-3141
 

Duluth
Lake Superior College Dental Hygiene Clinic
2101 Trinity Road
Room E1130
Duluth, MN 55811
218-733-5939
 

Duluth
Lake Superior Community Center
2 East Fifth Street
Duluth, MN 55805
218-722-1497
 

Duluth
Lake Superior Community Dental Center
4325 Grand Ave.
Duluth, MN 55807
218-722-1497
 

Fargo, ND
Red River Valley Dental Access Program
100 South 4th Street, Suite 114
Fargo, ND 58103
701-364-5364
 


Hawley
Apple Tree Dental
520 Main Street
Hawley, MN 56549
218-483-1038
 

Hibbing
Hibbing Community College Dental Clinic
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
218-263-2916

Madelia
Apple Tree Dental Madelia Dental Clinic
115 Drew Ave. SE
Madelia, MN 56062
507-642-8742
 

Mankato
Minnesota State University Dental Clinic
3 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-2147
 

Mankato
Open Door Health Center
309 Holly Lane
Mankato, MN 56001
507-388-2120
 

Moorhead
Family Healthcare Center
715 11th Street North
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-299-7240
 

Moorhead
Migrant Health Services Inc.
Townsite Centre, Ste. 120
810 Fourth Ave. S
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-235-6502
 

Moorhead
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead
1900 28th Ave. South
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-299-6560

New Richland
Main Street Dental
132 N. Broadway
New Richland, MN 56072
507-563-0502
 

Northwood, ND
Valley Community Health Centers
P.O. Box 160
Northwood, ND 58267
701-587-6602
 

Onamia
Ne-La-Shing Clinic
43500 Migiszi Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
320-632-4163

Owatonna
Main Street Dental
159 18th Street SW
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-455-1000
 

Park Rapids
St. Joseph Community Clinic
205 Pleasant Ave. South
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-4436
 


Rochester
Children's Dental Health Services
903 W. Center Street, Suite 208
Rochester, MN 55902
507-273-7257
 

Rochester
Good Samaritan Dental Clinic
120 N. Broadway, Suite B
Rochester, MN 55906
507-529-4100
 

Rochester
Main Street Dental
3142 Wellner Drive NE
Rochester, MN 55906
507-536-7700
 

Rochester
Rochester Community and Technical College Dental Hygiene Clinic
851 30th Ave. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
507-280-3169

Savage
The Smile Center
13899 Highway 13
Savage, MN 55378
952-440-2292
 

St. Cloud
St. Cloud Technical College Dental Clinic
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
320-308-5310

Willmar
Rice Regional Dental Clinic
301 Becker Ave. SW
Willmar, MN 56201
320-235-4543
 

 

Additional Resources

Dentistry From the Heart
*Provides limited dental treatment in private dental offices around Valentine's Day for those who cannot afford treatment.  For more information, call Dr. Scott Shamblott at 952-935-5599.
 

Donated Dental Services (DDS)
*Serves only disabled, elderly or medically compromised people who have no other way of paying for dental care.  Free comprehensive dental services for those who qualify.  Qualified applicants will be provided services by a private practicing dentist in their office.  For an application in Minnesota, call 651-454-6290 or 866-242-6290.
 

Project Homeless Connect
*Provides numerous social, medical and dental services for the homeless in the spring and fall.  Services are provided at the Minneapolis Convention Center on the two days per year of the program.  In addition, dental services may be provided in private dental offices.  Contact Dr. Adele Della Torre at 612-377-6108 for more information.
 

Smiles Change Lives
*Provides orthodontic care in private orthodontic offices throughout the state for children ages 11-18 who have a significant malocclusion, can be treated in one stage, have good oral hygiene and cannot afford orthodontic treatment.  Applicants need to be below 200% of the federal poverty level.  If accepted into the program, the orthodontic treatment fee is $250.  The clinical screening is done at the University of Minnesota.  For an application call 888-900-3554.

 

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