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    Disclaimer: This information is provided as a public service. The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) can not guarantee the accuracy of any of the following. CDS shall not be liable for any errors.   

    This information was updated June 5, 2012.
    If you are a manager or director of a dental clinic and would like to update your clinic listing or have your clinic listed, please contact CDS. Only recognized charitable service providers will be listed. 


    Dental clinics in Chicago

    Sorted by Zip code. 

    Midwest Dental Group at Mt. Sinai Hospital
    2720 W. 15th St.
    Chicago, IL 60608
    773.257.6485
    General dental care for those ages 2 and up. Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care.

    Taylor Dental Center
    4501 S. State St.
    Chicago, IL 60609
    773.548.0600
    General dental care for children and adults. Accepts medical cards and PPO. Discounted fees for cash payments.

    Mile Square Clinic
    2045 W. Washington Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60612
    312.996.2000
    Pediatric dental care only. Services are provided by the UIC pediatric dentistry department.

    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
    801 S. Paulina St.
    Chicago, IL 60612
    312.996.7555
    General and specialized dental care for children and adults.
    Accepts Kid Care and Public Aid; set fees for those not on Public Aid.

    Chicago Family Health Center
    9119 S. Exchange Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60617
    773.768.6470
    General dental care for those ages 3 and up.
    Accepts Public Aid, Kid Care and some insurances. Fees are on a sliding scale.

    CommunityHealth
    641 W. 63rd St.
    Chicago, IL  60621
    773.994.1515
    Appointments required.
    Patients must be registered with the medical clinic before receiving free dental care.

    St. Bernard Hospital Dental Center
    326 W. 64th St.
    Chicago, IL  60621
    773.962.3976
    Affordable and comprehensive care for children and their families by appointment only, weekdays and alternate Saturdays. The Dental Center accepts Medicaid and private insurance, and is equipped to care for patients with special needs.

    Division Dental Clinic
    2632 W. Division St.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    773.235.0980
    General dental care for those 3 and up. Oral surgeon and pediatric dentist are on staff.
    Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care. Set fees.

    Erie Dental Health Center
    4751 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625
    312.432.4360
    Dental care for children, pregnant women and diabetic adults.
    Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care; fees are charged on a sliding scale.

    Christian Community Health Center
    9718 S. Halsted St.
    Chicago, IL 60628
    773.233.4100
    Dental care for children and adults.
    For patients without insurance, fees are based on a sliding scale.

    TCAHealth
    1029 E. 130th St.
    Chicago, IL 60628
    773.995.3024
    www.tcahealth.org
    General dental care for people of all ages. Accepts Medicaid, some insurances.
    Fees on a sliding scale for the uninsured.

    McCormick Boys and Girls Club
    4835 N. Sheridan Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773.271.8400  x4330
    Dental care for McCormick Boys & Girls club members (children) only.

    Circle Family HealthCare Pediatric Dental Clinic
    5120 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60644
    773.473.4600
    Offers dental screening, preventive care, and emergency services to children ages 1-17, with a special emphasis on school-aged youth attending K-8 grades. Program operates three days a week, with 10 patients seen per day.  Clinic accepts Medicaid, Medicare, other insurances and the uninsured. For all others, fees are on a sliding scale.

    The Ark
    6450 N. California Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645
    773.973.1000
    Free dental care for qualifying Jewish adults. 

    Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
    3600 W. Fullerton Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60647
    773.782.2800
    Dental services for children. Patient must be registered with a pediatric dentist on staff before receiving care.
    Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care. Fees are charged on a sliding scale.

    Mile Square Clinic South Shore
    7131 S. Jeffrey Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60649
    312.996.2000
    Pediatric dental care only. Services are provided by the UIC pediatric dentistry department.

    Illinois Masonic Hospital, Dental Division
    811 W. Wellington
    Chicago, IL 60657
    773.871.1461
    General dental care. Sliding scale for handicapped patients; all others pay set fees.

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    Dental clinics in Lake, DuPage and
    suburban Cook counties

    Alphabetized by city name. 

    Worth Township Health Clinic
    11601 S. Pulaski Rd.
    Alsip, IL 60803
    708.371.3393
    Prophylactic care (cleanings) only. Patients must reside in the township. Does not accept Public Aid or Kid Care; set fees.

    Northwest Community Hospital, Mobile Dental Clinic800 W. Central Rd.
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    847.618.5572
    Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care; fees charged according to a sliding scale. All patients must be screened before receiving treatment. Patients must live in Elk Grove, Palatine or Wheeling Townships; please call your township office to be screened before receiving treatment.

    Bridgeview Dental Clinic (Cook County Department of Public Health)
    5th District Circuit Courthouse
    10220 S. 76th Ave., Suite 250
    Bridgeview, IL 60455
    708.974.6160
    General dental care for patients of all ages, with a focus on family dentistry and preventive care. Patients must reside in suburban Cook County and meet income guidelines. By appointment only.

    Stickney Township Public Health District Dental Clinic
    5635 State Rd.
    Burbank, IL 60459
    708.424.9200
    Free dental care for children in kindergarten through the 8th grade and those 55 and up. Patients must reside in Stickney Township.

    Access Agarwal Dental Clinic
    1415 Emerald Ave.
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    708.754.9687
    General dental care for patients ages 2 and up.
    Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care. Fees are charged on a sliding scale. 

    Aunt Martha's Community Health Center
    1536 Vincennes Ave.
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    708.756.1135 or 877.692.8686
    General dental care, including cleanings, fillings, sealants, extractions, X-rays and root canal, as well as referrals for specialty care. The clinic accepts Medicaid and All Kids, and provides services on a sliding scale for uninsured patients.

    Cicero Dental Clinic
    4937 W. 25th St.
    Cicero, IL 60804
    708.222.4629
    General dental care for patients ages 3 and up. Patients must reside in Cicero. Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care; fees charged on a sliding scale.

    Des Plaines Community Senior Center
    515 Thacker St.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    847.391.5717
    Dental consultation for residents of the senior center, ages 55 and up.

    Children's Dental Clinic
    2100 Ridge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60201
    847.866.2953
    Comprehensive dental care for children ages 3-18. Patients must reside in Evanston.
    Public Aid accepted; fees charged on a sliding scale. Can provide referrals for handicapped patients.

    Cottage Grove Health Center of Cook County Dental Clinic
    1645 Cottage Grove Ave.
    Ford Heights, IL 60411
    708.753.5800
    Urgent dental care for patients of all ages, with a focus on family dentistry and preventive care. Patients must reside in suburban Cook County and meet income guidelines. By appointment only.

    College of DuPage Dental Hygiene Clinic
    425 Fawell Blvd.
    Room 1122
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    630.942.3250
    Services are limited to X-rays and cleaning only performed by dental hygiene students. 15% discount for those age 65 and older. No children under the age of 5. Public Aid and insurance are not accepted.

    Community Nurse Health Association
    27 Calendar Ave.
    LaGrange, IL  60525
    General dentistry at reduced rates for qualified patients under 18 years old living in 15 Cook County suburbs. Also accepts Medicaid.

    Maywood Dental Clinic (Cook County Department of Public Health)
    1701 S. First Ave., 1st Floor
    Maywood, IL 60154
    708.786.4000
    General dental care for patients of all ages, with a focus on family dentistry and preventive care. Patients must reside in suburban Cook County and meet income guidelines. By appointment only.

    Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Clinic
    320 Lake St.
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    708.848.0523
    Dental services for those ages 3-18.
    Accepts Public Aid; fees charged on a sliding scale.

    Rolling Meadows Dental Clinic (Cook County Department of Public Health)
    3rd District Circuit Courthouse
    2121 E. Euclid Ave., Suite 250
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    847.818.2860
    General dental care for patients of all ages, with a focus on family dentistry and preventive care. Patients must reside in suburban Cook County and meet income guidelines. Patients are seen by appointment only 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    Stickney Township Public Health District Dental Clinic
    6721 W. 40th St.
    Stickney, IL 60402
    708.788.9100
    Dental care for children in kindergarten through the 8th grade and those 55 and up. Patients must reside in the township.

    Stickney Township Public Health District Dental Clinic
    4949 S. Long Ave.
    Stickney, IL 60638
    708.458.4126
    Dental care for children in kindergarten through the 8th grade and those 55 and up. Patients must reside in the township.

    Waukegan-Belvidere Medical Clinic
    2400 Belvidere Rd.
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    847.360.6525
    Dental care for thoe ages 3 and up. Patients must reside in Lake County.
    Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care; fees charges on a sliding scale.

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    Dental clinics specializing in the treatment of
    patients with HIV or AIDS

    Sorted by Zip code. 

    It is discriminatory for a dentist to refuse to treat a patient diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. Complaints should be referred to:

    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
    100 W. Randolph St., Suite 9-300
    Chicago, IL 60601

    The department may also be reached by calling 312.814.4500 or visiting their website

    Core Center for HIV and AIDS
    2020 W. Harrison
    Chicago, IL 60612
    312.572.4500
    Dental care for patients of all ages who also receive their primary care at this clinic. Does not accept Public Aid or Kid Care; fees are charged on a sliding scale.

    Spang Oral Health Care Center
    641 W. 63rd St.
    Chicago, IL 60621
    773.751.1713
    General dental care for patients diagnosed with HIV. Patients must reside in Chicago.
    Accepts Public Aid; fees are charged on a sliding scale.

    Division Dental Clinic
    2632 W. Division St.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    773.235.0980
    General dental care for those 3 and up.
    Accepts Public Aid and Kid Care. Set fees. Oral surgeon and pedodontist are on staff.

    Eleanor Wester Dental Clinic, Howard Area Community Center
    7648 N. Paulina Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60626
    773.262.6622
    All Ryan White-eligible, HIV+ individuals in the metropolitan area may be eligible.

    Spang Oral Health Care Center
    845 W. Wilson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773.751.1713
    General dental care for patients diagnosed with HIV.
    Accepts Public Aid; fees are charged on a sliding scale.

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    Dental services for elderly, homebound and
    special needs patients

    Dental Lifeline Network - Illinois
     website 
    847.498.0385
    Donated Dental Services (DDS) connects elderly patients and patients with disabilities who cannot afford care with volunteer dentists.
    The Illinois HouseCalls program is a portable system for homebound people, nursing home residents, and individuals with disabilities in rehabilitation centers who can not easily travel to dentists' offices.

    Special Care Dentist Referral
    Online referral form from the Special Care Dentistry Association.

    TRIP: Township Riders Initiative Pilot Program
    Residents of Elk Grove, Hanover, Palatine, Schaumburg and Wheeling Township who are at least 60 years old or those who are at least 18 years old and have a disability may schedule transportation for medical services at Stroger Cook County Hospital, Hines VA Hospital in Maywood or Veterans Administrations Hospital in Elgin, or within the seven township area: Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Maine, Palatine, Schaumburg and Wheeling.

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Cost: $5 per township line crossed during a single trip, with a maximum of $10 per one-way trip.
    Reservations: Reservations must be made 2-3 days before transit is required. Users must be registered with their own township prior to requesting transit. To register as a TRIP user or to schedule a ride, call your township office:

    • Elk Grove: 847.437.0300
    • Hanover: 630.483.5656
    • Palatine: 847.358.6907
    • Schaumburg: 847.882.1929
    • Wheeling: 847.259.7743

    This program was initiated by the Northwest Regional Human Care Council and Northwest Suburban Transportation Consortium and is sponsored by the state of Illinois. 

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    Donated orthodontic services

    Illinois Donated Orthodontic Services Program
    888.471.6334
    Participating orthodontists donate one or two cases per year to help qualified disadvantaged children. Nominal fees are charged to families who qualify for the program. Applicants determined eligible will be responsible for a fee of $200. This fee covers processing applications and the coordination of care. It does not go to the orthodontist, as he/she is solely volunteering his/her time. The fee will be collected after the child has seen the orthodontist and is determined eligible for the program. For more information, visit their website.

    Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
    708.301.0005
    Smiles for a Lifetime Southwest Chicago
    Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a national non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing healthy, beautiful, straight smiles to people who do not have the opportunity to obtain orthodontic treatment. Each year, this organization provides free orthodontic treatment to hundreds of Americans across the nation. For further information or to make a donation to the foundation, contact Linda Lundquist, executive director at Booth Orthodontics.

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    County departments of health

    DuPage County Department of Public Health
    111 N. County Farm Rd.
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    630.682.7400
    Provides referrals for residents of DuPage County. Also runs an urgent care clinic, as well as education programs and flouride mouth rinse and sealant programs for schools.

    Lake County Department of Health
    18 N. County St.
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    847.740.3846

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