Dental Access Program

Health Right’s mission is to increase access to urgent dental care for low-income adults. With grant funding, Health Right is able to assist with the cost of fillings and extractions for those experiencing pain or infection. Dental care is coordinated with a network of generous dental professionals who donate a portion of the treatment.

Approximately 400 people are served each year through the Dental Access Program. If you don’t have dental insurance or a way to pay the dentist, call our office to see if you qualify.

Contact: Dental Case Manager, Jan Chippendale
301-777-9150 x112 ​or email:

Oral Health Education

Health Right’s Community Health Worker (CHW) offers free presentations on oral health and resources for treatment. Any local human service agency that would like to schedule a presentation may contact CHW Heather Iser at 301-777-9150 ext 120, or e-mail

How Do I Qualify?

The Dental Access Program serves adults who meet income and residency requirements, and have an urgent need for dental treatment. Those requesting assistance will be asked to schedule an intake appointment. It’s best to call us directly to see if we can help you and to discuss the items needed for your intake appointment. Treatment must be pre-approved and enrollment in the program is required prior to receiving treatment.

General family gross income guidelines:
  • 1 person household, $31,225 or less
  • 2 person household, $42,275 or less
  • 3 person household, $53,325 or less
  • 4 person household, $64,375 or less
  • 5 person household, $75,425 or less

Need Our Help?

Health Right, a program of AHEC West, helps low income adults without coverage access emergency dental care.


Contact Us

We are located in the AHEC West offices at 39 Baltimore Street on the Downtown Cumberland Mall.  Call 301-777-9150 and ask for Health Right.

Our secure, HIPAA-compliant fax: 301-501-5702