Family Dental Clinic accepting new patients

Family Dental Clinic Director Dana Turner wants everyone to know that the clinic’s lottery system is a thing of the past. In fact, dentists at the north Fort Collins clinic currently have openings for new patients. You must live in the Health District (northern Larimer County) and meet certain income eligibility guidelines to be seen at the dental clinic.

The clinic serves individuals without dental insurance coverage and who are unable to afford the full cost of dental care, as well as those covered by Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) insurance, or the Colorado Senior Dental Program. Income guidelines are higher than Medicaid, so check to see if you qualify for low-cost dental care on a sliding fee scale.

“It’s important to us that patients are happy with their mouth and smile,” Turner says. “That means relieving tooth pain, repairing broken teeth, and providing good preventive care. We offer everything from dental cleanings to fillings, root canals, and even dentures.”

Once someone becomes a patient at the Family Dental Clinic, continuity of care is essential. “Patients are able to continue seeing the dentist of their choice at the clinic for any follow-up needs or routine visits,” says Turner. “We want patients to work with the dentist and dental hygienist that is the best fit for them.”

Even if your Medicaid benefit is exhausted for the year, the Family Dental Clinic is one of the few providers in Larimer County that charges on a sliding scale based on your ability to pay.

Appointments are required. Call the Family Dental Clinic for an appointment at 970-416-5331. If you have a dental emergency, tell the receptionist when you call so they can get you in as soon as possible. The clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 202 Bristlecone Drive, next door to the Health District main offices and near the Larimer County Department of Human Services. Go to healthdistrict.org/dental.