Grottoes of North America - Humanitarian Foundation
Help Paying for Medical Costs - Dental
430 Beecher Rd, Humanitarian Foundation Office, Gahanna, OH, 43230-1797
Distance: 161 Miles
Provides financial help to people with a health condition or disability so that they can pay for medical bills or other expenses related to health care
A financial assistance program for dental treatments, including hospital and anesthesia costs when needed
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
For children under age 18 with one or more of the following conditions:
* Cerebral palsy
* Muscular dystrophy
* Organ transplant recipients
* Intellectual disability
* Downs Syndrome
Medicaid patients are not covered by the program.
If there is no Doctor of Smiles in your area, you may contact the Humanitarian Foundation directly at (614) 933-0711.
All application forms must be completed and submitted to the local Dr. of Smiles.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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LH-5100.1700Dental Care Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that pay the dental bills of people who are unable to obtain necessary dental care without assistance. Also included are programs that provide vouchers which enable eligible individuals to obtain dental care. Dental bill payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
YF-1800Developmental Disabilities Definition
A severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a cognitive, neurological or physical impairment or a combination of cognitive, neurological and physical impairments; that is manifested during the developmental period (prior to age 22); that is likely to continue indefinitely; and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.
YF-1800.1500Cerebral Palsy Definition
A central nervous system impairment that is characterized by an inability to fully control motor function and, depending on the area of the brain that has been damaged, by one or more of the following: spasms; tonal problems; involuntary movement; disturbances in gait and mobility; seizures; abnormal sensation and perception; impairment of sight, hearing or speech; and intellectual disabilities. There are three main types of cerebral palsy: spastic CP, which is characterized by stiff and difficult movement; athetoid CP (also called dyskinetic CP), which is characterized by involuntary and uncontrolled movement; and mixed CP, which is characterized by a combination of symptoms. Some muscles are too tight, and others are too loose, creating a mix of stiffness and involuntary movements. The causes of cerebral palsy include illness during pregnancy, premature delivery and lack of oxygen supply to the baby. In rare cases of acquired cerebral palsy, head injury is the most common cause.
YF-1800.5000Intellectual Disabilities Definition
A condition in which individuals exhibit a range of sub-average intellectual functioning concurrently with adaptive behavior deficits which are manifested during the developmental period and which adversely affect educational performance. (Adaptive behavior is measured by the effectiveness with which or the degree to which the individual is able to meet the standards of personal independence and social responsibility that are expected for the person's age and cultural group).
YF-3000.5200Muscular Dystrophy Definition
A group of genetic diseases that are characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. There are many forms of muscular dystrophy, some noticeable at birth (congenital muscular dystrophy), others in adolescence (Becker MD), but the three most common types are Duchenne, facioscapulohumeral, and myotonic which differ in terms of pattern of inheritance, age of onset, rate of progression, and distribution of weakness. Duchenne MD primarily affects boys and is the result of mutations in the gene that regulates dystrophin, a protein involved in maintaining the integrity of muscle fiber. Onset is between three to five years and progresses rapidly. Most boys become unable to walk at age 12, and by age 20 have to use a respirator to breathe. Facioscapulohumeral MD appears in adolescence and causes progressive weakness in facial muscles and certain muscles in the arms and legs. It progresses slowly and can vary in symptoms from mild to disabling. Myotonic MD varies in the age of onset and is characterized by myotonia (prolonged muscle spasm) in the fingers and facial muscles; a floppy-footed, high-stepping gait; cataracts; cardiac abnormalities; and endocrine disturbances. Individuals with myotonic MD have long faces and drooping eyelids; men have frontal baldness.
YF-6000.8000-850Transplant Patients Definition
Individuals who have received or require an organ or tissue transplant to replace organs or tissue that are dysfunctional.