Need a dentist? Not all these dental services are available at all agencies, so call the facilities below to find out whether your needs can be served, when the clinic is open and what you need to bring. Call Info Line of Los Angeles at 1 (800) 339-6993 for more information on dental services in your area. Many clinics require students to bring proof of their address and their parents’ income. At some clinics, a parent must accompany the student. Most clinics charge low fees; a few are free.
HOLLYWOOD and CENTRAL LOS ANGELES
• The Los Angeles Free Clinic
8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; (323) 330-1614 for teen appointments.
Offers X-rays, exams, cleanings, fluoride, fillings, extractions, root canals for youth only. No crowns or braces. Bring a parent or guardian. If emancipated, bring proof of emancipation. MediCal or uninsured.
• Los Angeles Tenth District California Congress of Parents, Teachers & Students / L.A. Tenth District P.T.S.A. Dental Services
1000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 745-7114; Fax: (213) 745-6426.
Offers cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, some root canals. No braces. If students have no insurance, they’ll be charged $25 for the first visit, $45 for subsequent visits, and $90 for complicated procedures. The student must be attending a school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and must bring a consent form with the student’s name, school name and address, signed by the school nurse.
Other clinics for LAUSD students: East L.A. (323) 225-1944; San Pedro (310) 547-3830; San Fernando Valley (818) 899-0021 or (818) 883-1029.
• Oscar Romero Clinic
123 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA 90057; (213) 201-2742.
Extractions, fillings, gum treatments. Medi-Cal patients accepted; all other appointments are only given once a month. Call for more info.
• Pediatric and Family Medical Center
1530 S. Olive at Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 747-5542. Medi-Cal, free in some cases.
• QueensCare Dental Clinic—Hollywood
4618 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029, (323) 953-7170. Medi-Cal accepted.
• QueensCare Dental Clinic—Wilshire District
3242 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90005; (213) 368-9779. Medi-Cal accepted.
• St. John’s Well Child Center
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007; (213) 749-0947.
Cleanings, extractions, crowns. No root canals or braces. See a doctor first to get the dental appointment.
• University of Southern California School of Dentistry
925 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90089; (213) 740-2800.
Full-range dental services, from cleanings to braces. Care is provided by student dentists supervised by faculty from the USC School of Dentistry. Low fees, Medi-Cal accepted. Initial exam and x-rays, $80. No appointment needed for first visit, but call to find out the hours the clinic is open. Bring a parent or guardian.
SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES (including Watts and Inglewood)
• The Children’s Dental Center
300 E. Buckthorn, Inglewood, CA 90301; (310) 419-3000.
Cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, root canals, braces. $25 per visit. Parents must be low-income and working. Bring tax return or last paycheck to verify income.
EAST & NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES
• Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation
6000 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042; (323) 254-5291 x211.
Offers cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, some root canals. No braces. Sliding scale fees.
• Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic
1000 S. Garfield, Alhambra, CA 91801; (626) 281-3383; www.tzuchi.org.
For low-income uninsured only; parents must bring last year’s tax return and W-2 to verify income level.
• Community Health Alliance
1855 N. Fairoaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103; (626) 398-6300.
All dental services except braces. Low-cost, no cost or sliding-scale fees. Parent or guardian must accompany youth. Bring proof of income and address. Only uninsured qualify.
• L.A. County USC Medical Center
1175 N. Cummings (at Morengo) Rm OPDI-P51 Basement, Los Angeles, CA 90033; (323) 226-5013.
Extractions only. $50 per extraction. Parent or guardian must accompany youth. Walk in for services.
• QueensCare Dental Clinic—Eagle Rock
4448 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041; (323) 344-5233. Medi-Cal accepted.
• QueensCare Dental Clinic—Echo Park
150 N. Reno St., Los Angeles, CA 90026; (213) 380-7298. Medi-Cal accepted.
WEST LOS ANGELES
• Venice Dental Center
323 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291; (310) 392-4103.
Full-range dental services, from cleanings to braces. Care is provided by student dentists supervised by faculty from the UCLA School of Dentistry. No sliding scales. Fees vary. $75 for initial exam including full x-rays.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
• MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)
13460 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331; (818) 896-0246.
Services for low-income families include dental care. Spanish spoken. Cost: free; $5 donation encouraged. Serves only people who live in Pacoima, Arleta, North Hills, Mission Hills, San Fernando, Sylmar and Lake View Terrace. Bring an ID and proof of address.
• Northeast Valley Health Corp.
1600 San Fernando Road, San Fernando, CA 91340 (818) 365-8086.
Full-range dental services except braces. Bring a parent or guardian and proof of income and address.
• Valley Community Clinic
6801 Coldwater Canyon, North Hollywood, CA 91605; (888) 763-4070.
A new dental program is just beginning at this facility for the uninsured only.
• The Children’s Clinic at Long Beach Memorial
2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90801; (562) 933-2000.
Full-range dental services. Medi-Cal accepted. Must be accompanied by parent or have medical consent form from parent. Sliding scale. Low-income only. Go in and fill out forms before making appointment.
• Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center
1333 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813; (562) 599-2153.
Walk-in services and appointments. Exams, cleanings, crowns and root canals. There is often a waiting period of several months for appointments. Bring a parent or guardian and ID. $40 per visit.
• South Bay Children’s Health Center
410 S. Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; (310) 316-1212.
Exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions. No crowns or braces. Spanish, Japanese spoken. Serves Redondo, Lawndale and Torrance. Bring a parent or guardian and proof of income and address. $30 per visit.
• South Bay Family Healthcare Clinic
742 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247; 2114 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278; (310) 802-6170 for appointments.
Exams, cleanings, fillings. Fees: Sliding scale. In addition, a new dental clinic may be opening in Inglewood in the future.