Guide Aims to Connect South Carolinians to Low-Cost and Free Dental Care in Local Communities

COLUMBIA, SC (Nov. 18, 2019) – To help address unmet oral health needs of children and adults, Delta Dental of South Carolina, a leading dental benefits provider and non-profit organization, recently launched the first edition of its Dental Care Resource Guide. This new online directory, available at, aims to help South Carolinians, who are unable to afford dental care, easily access information about low-cost and free dental care options available in their area. 

The Dental Care Resource Guide currently lists more than 30 provider locations offering low-cost dental care, as well as more than a dozen that provide treatment completely free of charge to those who qualify. In the guide, provider locations are grouped in categories by geographical regions throughout the state. Services offered vary by provider location and can include dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, crowns, root canals, bridges, extractions, dentures and partial dentures. 

“Many of our neighbors in South Carolina face tremendous challenges in getting vital dental care,” said Rob Goren, president and chief executive officer at Delta Dental of South Carolina. “As a non-profit, we’re committed to helping people in our communities live better lives through improved dental health. That’s why we created this guide to help those in need find low-cost or free care, to connect them with treatment options for dental issues.”

The low-cost and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) options listed in the Dental Care Resource Guide provide dental services at a discounted rate or sliding fee scale for those with limited financial means. Free clinics and programs provide services at no cost and are made possible by volunteer dental care professionals. 

Residents utilizing the guide should always call the listed providers to ensure eligibility, availability of services and whether an appointment is required. Since transportation can be an access barrier, the Dental Care Resource Guide also provides a link to the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid website with transportation beneficiary information to assist South Carolinians with travel to and from medical appointments. 

To learn more about the Dental Care Resource Guide and access additional helpful oral health news and information, visit, or find the dental benefits provider on Facebook and Twitter @DeltaDentalSC.

Delta Dental of Missouri, operating in South Carolina as Delta Dental of South Carolina, is a dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. It provides more than 269,000 members in South Carolina with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need. To learn more, visit