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Is there a place that helps single moms living in the san Bernardino

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Is there a place that helps single moms living in the san Bernardino county/Los angeles area that would help financially to renew their smile? I am in so much pain that I am resorting to pain killers that I would of never ever taken especially without a prescription. I don't have dental insurance and I am struggling right now to just keep my daughter and I out of a shelter. My mother just passed away and she was our welfare until I was able to work once she retired so she can watch my daughter, its just been a nightmare and the pain is unbearable. Is there a program out there for women who are in my position? I cant handle the pain. any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.
I do not know of any services that are specifically tuned to help single moms, but since I understand that you would be interested in affordable dental treatment at the moment, let me suggest a  few alternatives to you:
1. Try to contact the local dental society in your area and see if there are any charitable organizations or foundations that will do your treatment for a reduced fee.
You can find the contact information of your local dental society by visiting :
http://ebusiness.ada.org/mystate.aspx
2. Consider getting treatment from a dental school near you . The charges are lesser than those charged by a private practioner.
Here is a link with the list of all the dental schools in the USA:
http://www.dentalsite.com/dentists/densch.html
3. Here is a website that lists dental offices that offer free and discounted clinics all across the country. Search for one in your area. Read each listing carefully as restrictions apply to some of the listed outlets.
http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/
4. One other option is to apply for CareCredit financing; their relaxed credit requirements facilitate payments for dental service that might otherwise not fit comfortably into your budget. You can refer to the CareCredit web site, which also has a directory for participating dentists. See: http://www.carecredit.com/
One of these options should work out for you!
Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information.
Please leave a positive rating if my answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise!
Regards, *****
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.
Hello,

Just following up, did any of those avenues work out?

If yes, please leave a positive rating for me. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

If you have any follow-up queries, do write in !

Regards,
Dr. Behere

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