Low Cost Dental Clinics in San Diego, California


In these hard economic times when the price of basic amenities and survival is sky rocketing, very few people in California can afford to have regular dental care. Although the state offers dental benefits to its residents, very few dentists accept the state-offered dental insurance due to the low reimbursement rate. Hence, most residents go on for years without visiting a dentist and often end up in an emergency room because of dental problems. Here are some low cost dental care clinics in San Diego that can offer quality care to your whole family for a very affordable price.

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San Diego Linda Vista clinic

San Diego Family Care’s Dental Department provides a wide range of comprehensive oral health services to children and adults at our Linda Vista clinic located at 7011 Linda Vista Road. The Dental Department provides preventive and restorative oral health services, and emphasizes preventive education. We provide linguistically and culturally appropriate education and information to patients about the importance of good oral health. Our dentists work with primary care providers to assure continuity of care.

San Diego Family Care clinics are not free clinics. We are non-profit community health centers. We offer a sliding fee scale to uninsured patients based upon family size and income.

7011 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA – 92111
(858) 279-0925

La Maestra Dental Clinics

La Maestra Dental Clinics provide a wide range of comprehensive oral health care services including free screenings, diagnostic, preventive and restorative procedures, Endodontics, Periodontics, prosthetics, and oral surgery. The staff at La Maestra provides quality health care and education to improve the overall well being of the family, bringing the under-served, ethnically diverse communities into the mainstream of our society, through a caring, effective, culturally and linguistically competent manner, and respecting the dignity of all patients.

4185 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA – 92105

(619) 779-7900

Healthy Development Services Center- Central Region

This clinic is based on Sliding scale fees which are variable prices for products, services, or taxes based on a customer’s ability to pay. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes, or alternatively, less money to spare after their personal expenses, regardless of income.

2114 National Ave San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: 619-515-2406
Fax: 619-514-6494

San Diego Childrens Dental Clinic

Pediatric dentistry services provided.

8110 Birmingham Way, San Diego, CA – 92123
(858) 966-4003

Dental Care, Comprehensive Health Center, Ocean View

Provides dental care services to adults and children, including cleanings, simple extractions, fillings, endodontic treatment, and x-rays. Offers emergency walk-in services. Does not offer orthodontia services or sedation.
Types of Fees: Sliding scale fees based on income and family size.

3177 Ocean View Blvd
San Diego, CA – 92113
(619) 231-9300

Share The Care Dental San Diego

Offers free or reduced cost emergency dental care for children of families with limited resources through a network of pro bono dentists. Also offers preventive services, such as sealant clinics, in neighborhood-based programs; Information and education for parents, children, educators, care providers and community-based organizations and agencies; and technical support and community mobilization.
Intake: Referral from school nurse, health assistant, health clinics, and community agencies.
Eligibility: Children ages 5 to 18 years in urgent need of dental care (pain or infection). – Child must be receiving or be eligible for free or reduced school lunch- Without resources for dental care (this means no insurance, including Denti-Cal).

3851 Rosecrans Street, Suite 522
San Diego, CA – 92110
(619) 692-8858

St Vincent De Paul Village San Diego
The dental clinic provides general dental services. Medical and dental services are available only for St Vincent de Paul residents and residents of shelters that belong to the Consortium. Appointments are required for prenatal, psychiatric assistance, and dental care. The eye clinic is served by a volunteer ophthalmologist and a volunteer optometrist. Some donated glasses are available. Ancillary services include pharmacy, lab, and medical case management.
No age limitations. As of 12/14/04 and for the indefinite future, both the medical and dental clinics are only providing service to St Vincent de Paul residents and resident of shelters belonging to the Consortium. Homeless persons may be able to receive services on a standby basis.
No Fees charged at the clinic.

1501 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA – 92101
(619) 233-8500

American Indian Health Center

The Mission of San Diego American Indian Health Center is to promote excellence in health care with respect to custom and tradition. Our goal is to reduce the significant health disparities of San Diego’s urban American Indian population by increasing access to care and improving the quality of that care, resulting in increased life expectancy and improved quality of life.

All San Diego residents one year and up. Healthy Families, Mental/Dental Help. Accepts Insurance, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Healthy Families, PPO’s, BCEDP.

This clinic is based on Sliding scale fees which are variable prices for products, services, or taxes based on a customer’s ability to pay. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes, or alternatively, less money to spare after their personal expenses, regardless of income.

2630 First Ave.
San Diego, CA – 92103
(619) 234-2158

Anderson Center for Dental Care Childrens Hospital Health Center

We serve those who are under 18; has early childhood cavities (BBTD); or a severely disabling medical condition and requires dental care.

This clinic is based on Sliding scale fees which are variable prices for products, services, or taxes based on a customer’s ability to pay. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes, or alternatively, less money to spare after their personal expenses, regardless of income.

3020 Children’s Way
San Diego, CA – 92123
(800) 788-9029

Childrens Dental Health Association of San Diego

0-20 years of age, for low-income families and unable to afford private care $20.00 fee for initial check-up, including X-ray. Denti-Cal, CHDP, and Healthy Families. No private insurance.

1270 24th Street
San Diego, CA – 92102
(619) 234-8131

Navy Emergency Care

Active Duty Only No Fees for Active Duty, Navy Only

Hours Mon-Th: 6:45am-4:00pm Fri: 6:45-12:00 Call for Appointment (619) 556-8240 Eligibility Active duty only. Fees No fees for active duty Navy only. By appointment or walk in M-F: 8-5 Sat 9-2 By appointment or walk in M-F: 8-5 (760) 789-1223 All San Diego County

2310 Craven St.

San Diego, CA – 92136

(619) 556-8240

Operation Samahan Health Clinic Mira Mesa

This clinic is based on Sliding scale fees which are variable prices for products, services, or taxes based on a customer’s ability to pay. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes, or alternatively, less money to spare after their personal expenses, regardless of income.

10737 Camino Ruiz, Suite 235
San Diego, CA – 92126
(858) 578-4220

North Park Family Health Center

Hours:
Mon. – Fri. 8:15am – 5:00pm

Services that this dental clinic provides includes: Bridges, Children’s Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns, Dentures, Endodontics, Examinations, Fillings, Nightguards/Sportguards, Oral Hygiene, Periodontics, Tooth Whitening, Urgent Care, and X-rays.

This dental clinic is a private and nonprofit community based clinic organization that is an integral part of San Diego’s healthcare safety net. This dental clinic’s mission has always been to provide caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons.

3544 30th St
San Diego, CA – 92104
(619) 515-2424

Logan Heights Family Health Centers

Hours:
Mon. – Sat. 8:15am – 5:00pm

Services provided at this dental site include: Bridges, Children’s Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns, Dentures, Endodontics, Examinations, Fillings, Nightguards/Sportguards, Oral Hygiene, Periodontics, Tooth Whitening, Urgent Care, and X-rays.

This dental site is a private nonprofit community clinic organization that is an integral part of San Diego’s healthcare safety net. This dental site’s mission has been to provide caring, affordable, high quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low income and medically underserved persons.

1809 National Ave.
San Diego, CA – 92113
(619) 515-2394

City Heights Family Health Center

Located in one of the most ethnically diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods in San Diego, City Heights Family Health Center offers a comprehensive list of health care services, including dental, mental health, physical therapy, radiology and pediatrics. English, Spanish and Arabic are among the different languages spoken by our bilingual City Heights staff. Patient parking is conveniently located on the ground floor of the clinic, and an additional lot with free parking is located to the east of the building.

5454 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA – 92115
619 515-2442