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Montana Resources

Caring Program for Children Sponsored and administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
800) 447-7828 ext. 3630

Gallatin Dental Alliance is made up of members from the Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center, Gallatin City-County Health Department, MSU College of Nursing, MSU Office for Community Involvement, school nurses in Gallatin County, local dentists and their staff members, a dental hygienist, the parent liaison for the Bozeman public schools, HRDC Head Start, and other community members. The main activity of the Alliance at the present time is the school oral health screening program. This program is volunteer driven and relies upon donated time and supplies.

Have Healthy Teeth Program
Meg Traci, Director
Montana Disability and Health Program
The University of Montana Rural Institute
52 Corbin Hall, Missoula, MT 59812-7056

Have Healthy Teeth worked with members of People First chapters in Helena and Missoula to implement and evaluate low-cost oral health self-management and prevention strategies that establish good oral health behaviors. The program’s key elements were oral hygiene self-management and peer mentoring to assist with compliance. People First Missoula trained peer mentors in Helena who subsequently trained other peer mentors as the program expanded to additional Montana People First chapters.

Montana Community Health Centers: These private, non-profit, consumer-directed healthcare corporations provide quality, cost-effective and comprehensive primary and preventive care to medically under-served and uninsured people. Most provide dental services.


Deering Community Health Center
Deering Community Health Center Dental Clinic
123 S. 27th St., Billings, MT59107
Hours: 7:00 – 6:00 M-F

Healthcare for the Homeless Volunteer Program (406) 651-6421

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile (406) 238-6008

Bozeman: Gallatin Community Clinic
(406) 585-8701
Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 M -Th

Butte: Community Health Center (with satellites in Sheridan and Dillon)
Community Health Center Dental Clinic
445 Centennial Drive, Butte, MT 59702
Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 M,F; 8:00 – 2:00 T; Closed W & Th

Great Falls:

Community Health Care Center, Inc.
Community Health Care Center Dental Clinic
Cascade City-County Health Dept.,
115 4th Ave. South, Great Falls, MT 59405-4597
Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 M – F by appointment

Montana State University College Of Technology
Dental Clinic

(800) 446-2698 or (406) 771-4300
Hours: 8:00 – 1:00 M & T by appointment

Helena Cooperative Health Center, Inc.
Cooperative Health Center Dental Clinic
1930 9th Ave., Ste. 207, Helena, MT 59601
Hours: 8:00 – 2:30 M & F Walk-ins; 8:00 – 5:00 T,W,Th

Libby – Lincoln County Community Health Center, Inc.
Lincoln County Community Dental Clinic
711 California Ave., Libby, MT 59923
Hours: 9:00 – 5:00 M-F

Livingston Community Health Partners, Inc.
Community Health Partners Dental Practice
126 S. Main St., Livingston, MT 59047
Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 M,W,F; 11:00 – 7:00 T,Th

Missoula – Partnership Health Center, Inc.
Partnership Health Center Dental Clinic
323 W. Alder, Missoula, MT 59802
Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 M; 9:00 – 5:00 T; 8:30 – 4:00 W, Th, F

Montana Migrant Council, Inc. (406) 248-3149

Mobile Dental Clinic – Serving Carbon, Dawson, Treasure, Rosebud, Richland, Bighorn, Yellowstone, Beaverhead, Flathead and Lake Counties (Each site serves 1- 5 counties)

Indian Health Service – Billings Area Office (406) 247-7120
Dental clinics located in Browning, Crow Agency, Lodge Grass, Pryor, Polson, Pablo, St. Ignatius, Harlem, Hays, Poplar, Wolf Point, Lame Deer, and Box Elder.

Urban Indian Clinic (406) 449-5796

Helena Indian Alliance – Leo Pocha Clinic – Serving Great Falls, Butte and Helena
Hours: 8:00 – 4:00 M-F

Montana Dental Association:

Donated Dental Services Free, comprehensive dental treatment for those who cannot afford treatment due to financial limitations associated with their age or disabilities. Currently, nearly 150 dentists and more than 65 dental laboratories across Montana serve as volunteers for DDS. The Montana Dental Association donates office space for the program coordinator.

Montana Dental Hygienists Association

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) :

Family and Community Health Bureau:

Medicaid Services Bureau (800) 362-8312

Dental Program Manager (406) 444-3182

Montana Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) (877) 543-7669

CHIP Dental Program Officer (406) 444-7046

Public Health and Human Safety Division:

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Plan, Extended through 2010

Oral Health Program Promotes dental health activities designed to encourage good dental health practices and to help prevent dental cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. Activities focus on education to promote good dental health and risk reduction activities to reduce the occurrence of dental disease. Identifies dental health resources available for local health departments, daycares and Head Start programs and collaborates with the dental community, public/private schools, local health departments, tribes and others concerned with dental promotion activities.

Montana Primary Care Association
900 N. Montana Ave., Helena, MT 59601

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National Resources

Academy of General Dentistry

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Academy of Periodontology provides information for individuals with diabetes.

American Dental Association. Provides Tips for People with Special Needs.

American Dental Hygienists Association Has a Diabetes Fact Sheet and information on nutrition for oral health.

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Dentistry for the Disabled Child and Adult A dentist who treats patients with disabilities is the author of this site. He lists educational materials and resources, and gives advice on finding a dentist for a person with a disability, on dental hygiene for people with disabilities, and on bruxism (teeth-grinding).

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association Organization for people with facial differences.

Family Village (dental page) The Family Village web site integrates online information, resources, and communication opportunities for people with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for disability services and support providers. The dental page links to resources on the dental needs of people with disabilities.

National Dental Association Premier dental organization for ethnic minorities represents 10,000 dentists, students, hygienists, assistants, spouses, and the communities they serve. It is the parent organization of the Student National Dental Association, and umbrella to the National Dental Hygienists Association & the National Dental Assistants Association.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

National Maternal and Child Health Oral Resource Center

Publication: Oral Health for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Priorities for Action Recommendations from an MCHB Expert Meeting

National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse

Nicotine Anonymous Non-Profit 12-Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives.

Online Guide to Quitting includes tobacco cessation resources, expert advice and support, referrals to local resources, tools for individuals and professionals, and more.

Special Olympics Special Smiles Special Smiles is a core component of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes initiative which focuses on improving the health of Special Olympics athletes. Special Smiles provides access to dental care for athletes and others with intellectual disabilities at Special Olympics games in each state and around the world.

Tobacco Information and Prevention Source at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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