- Find a Dentist
- Affordable Dental Care
- Programs & Services
- Oral Health Surveys and Plans
- Dental Organizations
- More Resources
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.
- Find a Dentist and Affordable Dental Care
- School-based Fluoride Mouthrinse Program
- Tooth Tutor Dental Access Program
Keep Smiling Vermont: Oral Health Survey
Statewide assessment of the oral health status and treatment needs of children.
- 2011 Dentist Survey (Summary Report)
- 2009 Dentist Survey (Summary Report)
- 2007 Dentist Survey (Summary Report)
- 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
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
Vermont State Dental Society
- Medicaid-enrolled Dentists (and other health care providers)
Department of Vermont Health Access Medicaid Portal
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:
- Green Mountain Care - Insurance
Health insurance plans offered by the State of Vermont and its partners, including Catamount Health, VHAP, Dr. Dynasaur, Medicaid, and pharmacy and premium assistance programs.
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) - Sliding Scale Care
You can get health care at a FQHC even if you have no health insurance
- Vermont211 - Information & Resources
Dial 2-1-1 to find all community-based health and other services
- Smiles Change Lives - Braces
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. You 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): 1-802-888-7585
- Community Health Center of the Rutland Region: 1-802-774-5050
- Island Pond Dental Center: 1-802-723-4300
- Northern Counties Dental Center (Hardwick): 1-802-472-2260
- The Community Health Center of Burlington: 1-802-652-1050
- The Health Center (Plainfield): 1- 802-454-1047
- The Ludlow Dental Center: 1-802-228-4446
- The Richford Dental Center (Richford and Swanton): 1-802-255-5520
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.
Office of Oral Health
Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402