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 this 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:
Carefully read the following information about the CU Senior Smiles Program:
Any procedures not covered by the program will be the patient's responsibility.
Dentures: If your treatment includes an immediate denture, the program will cover EITHER the immediate denture OR the final denture - NOT BOTH!
The School of Dental Medicine does not guarantee funding of treatment. Funding for a patient's care is on a first-come-first-served basis. We will inform you if funding limitations affect your treatment coverage.
This program does not provide any coverage in the Dental Faculty Practice. The funding is for the student clinics and, where approved, the resident clinics.
Note: You must notify the school immediately upon:
Delta Dental Policy-Holders: The School of Dental Medicine will submit pre-determination inquiries to Delta for the treatment you are seeking at the school. This is required by the State of Colorado since Delta is considered your primary insurance. If your treatment procedures are covered benefits under the Senior Smiles program, whatever is not covered by your Delta plan will be covered by Senior Smiles. You might receive mail correspondence from Delta called an EOB (Explanation of Benefits) from the predetermination we send. You are not required to pay any balance from this statement: this will be submitted to Senior Smiles for payment by our Billing department. You may disregard this notice.