Senior Smiles Grant Program

The Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors is a state funded grant designed to provide dental care for qualifying seniors in Colorado. Guidelines for eligibility and participation are established by the State of Colorado.

Who qualifies for the Senior Smiles program? 

Patients who are currently participating in the CU Dental Team Care Clinics or those who are accepted through the CU School of Dental Medicine screening process and

  • Age 60+ 
  • Do not qualify for Medicaid
  • Do not have private dental insurance
  • Income at or below 250% of the most current federal poverty guidelines based on family size 
  • Lawfully present in the U.S. 
  • Colorado Resident 

Important Information: 

  • Not all procedures are covered by the program. While Senior Smiles covers about 90% of the procedures we provide, there are procedures that are NOT COVERED by this program such as: 
    • Implants/Implant related treatments
    • Fixed bridges
    • Periodontal Surgeries
    • Occlusal Guards
    • Teeth whitening
    • 3-D scanning
    • Interim Dentures
    NOTE: This is not an exclusive list.

Any procedures not covered by the program will be the patient's responsibility.


Please contact Colette, patient advocate at or (303) 724-7040.