Smile, California

Keeping your teeth healthy is one of the best things you can do for your oral and overall health. The Medi‑Cal Dental Program provides free or low‑cost dental services to children and adults enrolled in the Medi‑Cal health care program. Click here to search for a Medi-Cal dental provider in your area or call 1-800-322-6384.

As of May 1, 2022, adults 50 years of age or older who are currently enrolled in restricted scope Medi-Cal (often called Emergency Medi-Cal) are eligible for full scope Medi-Cal benefits. With full scope Medi-Cal, you are now eligible to receive all dental treatments covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Program. Immigration status does not matter, but all other Medi-Cal eligibility rules still apply.

For information on how to apply for Medi-Cal, please visit or call 1-800-300-1506. You can also apply by phone contacting the Orange County Social Services Agency at 1-800-281-9799, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm or visiting My Benefits CalWIN.

Low Cost Community Health Centers

The Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers member clinics provide quality medical and dental care for persons who have Medi-Cal, other insurance, are uninsured or cannot afford care.

Please click here for a list of community medical and dental health centers in Orange County.

If you need assistance in finding a medical or dental center near you, call the Orange County Health Referral Line at 1-800-564-8448.

Healthy Smiles of Orange County

Healthy Smiles of Orange County provides pediatric dental services in the community. Their Smile Mobiles are two-chair dental facilities “on wheels”. They bring dental services directly into underserved neighborhoods throughout Orange County. The Smile Mobiles visit approximately 110 public schools and over 500 community sites throughout Orange County.

Healthy Smiles of Orange County also offers preventive services as part of their teledentistry project at specific school sites throughout Orange County.

For more information about their services, please call
(714) 537-0700 or visit their website at

Orange County Dental Clinic

Adult Emergency Dental Clinic:

The Adult Emergency Dental Clinic provides emergency services for tooth (dental) infection and pain in adults. Services are for adults without insurance or Medi-Cal.

Children’s Dental Clinic:

The Children’s Dental Clinic provides basic dental care such as dental cleanings and fluoride treatments to eligible children ages 0 through 18 years old. Dental services are for children without insurance or Medi-Cal.

The clinic is located at 1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706. For an appointment or for more information, please call 1-800-914-4887 or visit the OC Health Care Agency-Dental Clinic home page.