Here are some options for people in need of low-cost dental care:

St. Elizabeth’s Health Center

Accepts most AHCCCS plans and offers dental services on a sliding fee scale for those who are uninsured. For an appointment, call 628-7871.

El Rio Community

Health Center

Patients at El Rio’s nonprofit dental clinic can get a wide range of services regardless of insurance coverage. Payment is on a sliding scale. To make an appointment call 670-3909.

Pima Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic

Southern Arizona’s only public community college dental health clinic provides low-cost dental hygiene services to adults and children of all ages during the fall and spring semesters at its West Campus. Students treat patients under the supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists.

The program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 206-6090.

Comstock Children’s


Provides financial assistance with children’s orthodontics, and with screening and support from community orthodontists. Call 324-3100.

Dentistry for Veterans

iSmile Dental Clinics in Arizona and Utah are offering dental services to all veterans on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11 and on each Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the month of November.

iSmile is offering free exams and some dental procedures to as many veterans as possible. Veterans who would like to schedule an appointment in the Pima County area may call iSmile: Caring for My Smile at 889-3358 (address is 4600 S. Park Ave., Suite 6); or iSmile Tucson — Tucson Mountain Dental at 514-7400 (address is 5723 E. 5th St.)

Stephanie Innes