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Dental Lifeline Network of Iowa
The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get public aid. The program operates through a volunteer network of more than 15,000 dentists and 3,500 dental labs across the United States.

DDS provides comprehensive treatment to eligible patients in Iowa. Applicants must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and have a permanent disability or be age 65 or older or qualify as medically fragile. To learn more or apply for help in Iowa, visit the DDS website.  

Medicaid / CHIP Information in Iowa

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Iowa. These programs provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy.

Even if your child has been turned down in the past or you don't know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage now. Learn more.

Medicaid in Iowa

CHIP in Iowa

Medicaid/CHIP Dental Care in Iowa
Medicaid and CHIP also cover dental care for children. Once your child has coverage use the tools below to find dental care in Iowa:

Did you know that 93% of publicly insured children live within 15 minutes of a Medicaid dentist?