Health Care Center for
232 North Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, Florida 32805
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact us for extended hours.
Denture Sponsorship Program
In Central Florida’s service driven economy, poor oral health and missing
teeth can prove to be a barrier to regular employment. As our homeless
clients may already face many hurdles to overcome, the Health Care Center
for the Homeless (HCCH) seeks to help address this particular issue through
our Denture Sponsorship Program. This program is focused on helping to
supply full or partial dentures for our homeless patients at our facility, the
Orange Blossom Family Health Center, who have no other means of affording
To qualify for this program a dental patient must be homeless; complete all
other aspects of their oral health regimen as set forth by their dentist; be
evaluated by the staff as needing a full or partial denture; have a history of
keeping their scheduled appointments; and be missing one or more anterior
teeth in an arch. Some of the steps involved in creating the dentures are
performed by dental staff here within the Health Center, aided in this task by
our volunteer dentist, Sister Jessica.
With HCCH absorbing the cost of treating the patients and the manufacturing
steps conducted within the Health Center, each full or partial denture arch
costs only $125 from any funding for this program. Supported entirely by
private donations, initial support was received in 2008 from Project Dentists
Care, a division of the Florida Dental Association. Subsequent funding has
been provided by local oral health professionals, a local church, and individual
donors. Any donations made to the denture sponsorship are used to provide
services only within this specific program for the patients who qualify.
Funding for this program is extremely limited. For those who have never
experienced obvious tooth loss, it is hard to understand someone’s reluctance
to smile or feeling the need to cover their mouth to hide missing teeth. Or
the realization you weren’t hired for a job because you lacked a healthy
smile. A beautiful smile should be available to those without health insurance
and dentures are often the final step to having just that.
If you would like to sponsor dentures for one of our homeless patients, you
can make a donation by clicking on the "Donate" button above. Select
"Denture Sponsorship" in the Program Designation drop-down menu.
If you would prefer to make a gift by check, please mail your check to the
Health Care Center for the Homeless and notate denture program in the
Health Care Center
for the Homeless
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