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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR ORTHODONTIC HELP

09/27/2000

Question:

I AM ONLY 29 YEARS OLD AND NEED ORTHODONTIC WORK DONE, BUT CAN`T AFFORD IT. ARE THERE ANY FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS OR ASSISTANCE AGENCIES THAT CAN HELP ME?

Answer:

The answer to this question I `m afraid is negative. The public assistance programs for orthodontics ( Medicaid ) stop the coverage at 18 years of age. At Ohio State we do treat adults and do have a payment plan which requires a credit check . Our fees , however, are about 30-40 % lower than the private practitioner.

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Response by:

Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University