Oral Health is an essential part of a healthy life
Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most common chronic disease of childhood, occurring five to eight times as much as asthma. Poor oral health has recently been linked to heart disease, low birth weight and diabetes.
Despite the reduction in cases of decay in recent years, nationally more than half of all children have cavities by the second grade, and by the time students finish high school, about 80 percent have cavities. Unless it is stopped early, dental decay is irreversible.
The good news is that dental disease is mostly preventable, and Vermont ranks high among other states in the number of people who access dental services.
Use these searchable directories to find a dental practice in Vermont. Search by name or by town and zip code to find one near you.
- Find a Vermont Dentist
- Medicaid-enrolled Dentists (and other health care providers)
- Vermont211 -
Dial 2-1-1 for community-based health and other services
We want as many Vermonters as possible to have access to affordable dental care.
If you are uninsured, or want information about dental and other health care coverage programs, here are some places to start:
Insurance Coverage: Green Mountain Care
Health insurance plans offered by the State of Vermont and its partners.
Braces: Smiles Change Lives
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids from low-income families receive braces
You can get health care at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), even if you have no health insurance. Pay what you can afford, based on your income.
These FQHCs provide dental care. If you do not have dental insurance, and live in their service area, you may be eligible for a sliding scale fee. All accept Medicaid insurance.
- Community Dental Clinic (Morrisville): 802-888-7585
- Community Health Center of Burlington: 802-652-1050
- Community Health Center of the Rutland Region: 802-774-5050
- Health Center (Plainfield): 802-454-1047
- Island Pond Dental Center: 802-723-4300
- Ludlow Dental Center: 802-228-4446
- Northern Counties Dental Center (Hardwick): 802-472-2260
- Richford Dental Center (Richford and Swanton): 802-255-5520
You can also check this searchable website of FQHCs and other federally-funded health centers. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Vermont Oral Health Plan
- Burden of Oral Disease in Vermont
- Keep Smiling Vermont: The Oral Health of Vermont's Children
Statewide assessment of the oral health status and treatment needs of children.
- Dentist Survey
- Vermont Dental Assistants' Association
- Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association
- Vermont State Dental Society
- American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Initiative
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- American Dental Hygienists’ Association
- Diabetes & Oral Health -
A Vital Connection
This pamphlet explains the connection between diabetes and oral health, offers tips for maintaining a healthy mouth, and provides a list of Federally Qualified Dental Centers in Vermont.
- Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
- Ladies First & Oral Health
- Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
- Dental Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Office of Oral Health
Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402