The CU School of Dental Medicine accepts new patients in our Senior Smiles program, a state-funded program designed to provide dental care for qualifying Colorado residents ages 60 and older. The State of Colorado establishes guidelines for eligibility and participation. Funds are subject to availability.
Patients who are currently participating in the CU Dental Team Care Clinics or those who are accepted through the CU School of Dental Medicine screening process and
- Age 60+
- Do not qualify for Medicaid.
- Do not have private dental insurance
- Income at or below 250% of the most current federal poverty guidelines based on family size
- Colorado Resident
Veterans Assistance Grant Program
The Veterans Assistance Grant (VAG) program is provided for our community of veterans in Colorado through funding provided by the State of Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The Senior & Special Care Clinic provides our patients with affordable, high-quality oral health care.
- We treat seniors who are 65 years and older who also have other health concerns.
- We also specialize in treating patients (16 years and older) with cognitive, developmental, medical, and physical conditions that may limit their ability to receive routine dental care.
The Senior & Special Care Clinic (SSCC), located inside the CU School of Dental Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, is under the direction of expert faculty. The clinic and school are educational environments for dental students. Students will learn and gain experience in this clinic under faculty supervision. Here are a few examples of the dental treatments provided in the SSCC:
- Dentures, denture fittings and denture repairs;
- Fluoride treatments;
- General oral health care, like cleanings; and
- Oral hygiene instructions