Dental Services

Family Dental Clinic

202 Bristlecone Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 416-5331

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Appointments are required.

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We offer adult and children's dental services at 202 Bristlecone Drive (next door to the Health District's main office, 120 Bristlecone Drive, in north Fort Collins).

How to make an appointment at the Family Dental Clinic

If you have a dental emergency, please call the Family Dental Clinic at (970) 416-5331 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday. A limited number of emergency appointments are available each day.

If you do not have a dental emergency and want to make an appointment for routine care such as a checkup and cleaning, there are different ways to make an appointment, depending on your situation:

  • Eligible pregnant women and eligible children under 18: call (970) 416-5331 to make an appointment.
  • Returning adult patients who have had a routine examination at the Family Dental Clinic within the past year and a half: call (970) 416-5331 to make an appointment.
  • New adult patients wanting a routine exam and returning adult patients who have not had an exam at the Family Dental Clinic for more than a year and a half: you must use the DENTAL LOTTERY SYSTEM to make an appointment. If you do not have a computer, please call (970) 493-5522 to be entered into the lottery.

Who is eligible for services at the Family Dental Clinic?

The Family Dental Clinic serves residents of northern Larimer County who:

  • Meet financial guidelines, and
  • Have no insurance or are covered by Medicaid or CHP+ insurance.

If your income is low and your assets are limited, you still may qualify for dental care on a sliding fee scale, even if you are not eligible for other programs such as Medicaid or food stamps. Client assistance funds are very limited, and we do not have enough to help everyone in need.

What services are available?

The Family Dental Clinic provides dental care that meets the patient’s needs, including

  • Dental cleanings
  • Full dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Root canals
  • Silver fillings
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • We do not provide orthodontic care

It’s important that patients are happy with their mouth and smile. That means relieving tooth pain, repairing broken teeth and providing good preventive care. A dentist determines the most appropriate care for each patient.

Hours

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Appointments are required.

 


Dental Connections

202 Bristlecone Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 493-3366

Dental Connections is a service of the Family Dental Clinic that offers additional choices and opportunities for your dental care.   We can help you figure out your options for care, in addition to the Family Dental Clinic’s offerings, whether you are looking for a new dentist or have had trouble finding care because of financial or other issues.  We also may be able to connect you to a private dental provider in the community who volunteers their time to provide low-cost care.

Dental Connections services:

Information & resources:

  • Dental Provider Database:  We can help you find a local dentist who meets your needs.  We have information on hundreds of dentists in Larimer County.  Call us to speak with a Dental Services Specialist at (970) 493-3366, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and we’ll make sure you have access to objective information so you can choose the right dental professional.  Or, you can search online for a dentist.
  • Medicaid Dental Provider List:  We maintain a current and comprehensive list of dental providers, in addition to the Family Dental Clinic, who accept Medicaid in our community.  Please call (970) 493-3366 if you are looking for a Medicaid provider.

Placement with volunteer dental providers:

  • We have over 40 dental providers in the community who volunteer with us to provide dental care, on an affordable sliding fee scale, to anyone who:
  1. Is a resident of Larimer County
  2. Has a qualifying per-person monthly income (250% of the Federal Poverty Level or less)
  3. Is over 18 years of age
  4. Does not have dental insurance or Medicaid dental coverage
     
  • You might consider a placement with a volunteer provider if:
  1. Your income does not qualify you for the Family Dental Clinic, but you still have difficulty paying for your dental care.  The Family Dental Clinic’s income cutoff is at 185% of Federal Poverty Level, while Dental Connections accepts people with incomes up to 250% of Federal Poverty Level. 
  2. You have one or two dental problems you want taken care of, and you aren’t interested in a “dental home” at the Family Dental Clinic for all of your future dental care needs;
  3. You are waiting to get into the Family Dental Clinic and would like to have dental care while you wait.

General Anesthesia Program for Patients with Special Needs:

The General Anesthesia Program works in partnership with Foothills Gateway to make arrangements for dental care for clients who are participants in the Developmentally Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program and require general anesthesia during their dental care treatment. When possible, we arrange for local dentists to provide care to these individuals at a local surgery center. When local care is not available we try to provide information for other resources outside our local area.

Access to all Health District dental services (with the exception of information and referral: please call 970-493-3366), is through the Dental Services Lottery. If you would like to be considered for treatment through the Family Dental Clinic or Dental Connections, please REGISTER FOR THE DENTAL SERVICES LOTTERY.

Join our Provider Team

Dentists who offer their time and talents to this program are the heart and soul of Dental Connections. If you are a dentist and would like to participate in Dental Care Access service, contact Jim Becker, at (970) 224-5209.

Donate

Dental Connections is a community effort. Please help us reach more people in need by donating today to Dental Connections. Contact Jim Becker at (970) 224-5209 to make a donation or donate online.


Unclear about your next steps in getting dental care?

Find your situation in the chart below to help decide what to do next.

SITUATION WHAT TO DO
I have a dental emergency. Call (970) 416-5331 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A limited number of emergency appointments are available.
I want information on dental options, a referral to providers, or assistance accessing dental care for myself or someone else. Call (970) 493-3366 to speak to a Dental Services Specialist who can answer your questions and provide you with information and referrals.
I have Medicaid and would like help understanding my Medicaid dental coverage benefits. Call (970) 493-3366 to speak to a Dental Services Specialist who can help you.
I do not have Medicaid but I would like to see if I am eligible. Call Larimer Health Connect at (970) 472-0444. They can help you determine whether you are eligible for Medicaid or other health insurance options.
I want a referral to a dental provider who accepts Medicaid. Call (970) 493-3366 to speak to a Dental Services Specialist. We maintain an up-to-date list of providers who accept Medicaid.
I would like to become a new adult patient of the Family Dental Clinic and would like the Family Dental Clinic to be my "dental home" to take care of all of my current and future dental needs; and
  • I am a resident of northern Larimer County; and
  • I believe I meet financial guidelines (income of 185% of Federal Poverty Level or below); and
  • I have no dental insurance, or, I am covered by Medicaid or CHP+ insurance.
Register for the Dental Services Lottery or call (970) 416-5331 to have someone register you in the lottery if you don't have access to the internet.
I have one or two dental issues I would like taken care of, and I am not interested in having a "dental home" for all of my dental needs, and would consider placement with a volunteer community dental provider on a sliding fee scale; and
  • I am a resident of northern Larimer County; and
  • I believe I meet financial guidelines (income of 250% of Federal Poverty Level and below); and
  • I have no dental insurance and do not have Medicaid dental coverage.
Register for the Dental Services Lottery and, when asked, indicate that you would consider placement with a volunteer dental provider in the community.
I am not eligible for the Family Dental Clinic, but I can't afford dental care. Call (970) 493-3366 to speak to a Dental Services Specialist who can help you determine if you're eligible for placement with a volunteer dental provider in the community, or other services. Dental Connections eligibility limits are higher than those for the Family Dental Clinic.
I am pregnant and need dental care, and
  • I am a resident of northern Larimer County; and
  • I believe I meet the financial guidelines (income of 185% of Federal Poverty Level or below); and
  • I have no dental insurance, or, I am covered by Medicaid or CHP+ insurance
Call (970) 416-5331 to make an appointment with the Family Dental Clinic. You do not need to register with the Dental Services Lottery.
I would like dental care for a child under age 18, who
  • Is a resident of northern Larimer County; and
  • Meets financial guidelines (income of 185% of Federal Poverty Level or below); and
  • Has no dental insurance, or, is covered by Medicaid or CHP+ insurance
Call (970) 416-5331 to make an appointment with the Family Dental Clinic. You do not need to register in the Dental Services Lottery.
I am already a patient of the Family Dental Clinic and I have had a routine examination at the Family Dental Clinic within the past year and a half. Call (970) 416-5331 to make an appointment. You do not need to register in the Dental Services Lottery.
I am already a patient of the Family Dental Clinic, but I have not had a routine examination at the Family Dental Clinic within the past year and a half.

You must register in the Dental Services Lottery to access Family Dental Services again. Register for the Dental Services Lottery or call (970) 416-5331 to have someone register you in the lottery if you don't have access to the internet.

You might also consider getting your care through a volunteer dental provider in the community. Register for the Dental Services Lottery and, when asked, indicate that you would consider placement with a volunteer dental provider. You will be considered for placement with a volunteer dental provider on an affordable sliding fee scale.

I am registered in the Dental Services Lottery but my name hasn't been chosen yet and I would like some dental care while I wait to become a Family Dental Clinic patient. To get this care, I would consider placement with a volunteer dental provider in the community. Keep registering monthly in the Dental Services Lottery and, when asked, indicate that you would consider placement with a volunteer dental provider in the community. Even if you are selected for care with a volunteer provider, your name will remain in consideration for the Family Dental Clinic if you continue to register each month.
I think my income is too high to qualify for the Family Dental Clinic or other reduced cost services like placement with a volunteer dental provider, but I still can't afford dental care. Please call (970) 493-3366 to speak to a Dental Services Specialist who can help you determine your eligibility and options.
I don't live in Larimer County but I need dental care. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for any of the Health District's dental services. You may call (970) 493-3366 to speak to a Dental Services Specialist who may be able to help you locate care elsewhere.
My situation is not listed here and I still need help with dental care. Please call (970) 493-3366 to speak to a Dental Services Specialist who can assist you with your specific questions and situation.