Older Adult Dental Program

The older adult dental program provides comprehensive dental care for low-income older adults age 55 and older, who do not have dental insurance. This service began in July 2022 and is provided through New Hanover County Health and Human Services and the Senior Resource Center, in partnership with Access Dental Care, Inc.

Typical services include dental exams, X-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions, select root canals, dentures, and partials. The program provides services as defined by the clinical coverage policy, 2022 NC Dental Medicaid.

This comprehensive dental program is offered at various locations within New Hanover County.

Learn more and apply for the dental program here.


Individuals can apply for the older adult dental program online below:

Older Adult Dental Program Application

or at AccessHHS.NHCgov.com


Paper applications are also available at:

New Hanover County Senior Resource Center

2222 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403

New Hanover County Health and Human Services

1650 Greenfield St. Wilmington, NC 28403


For program information, contact:

Debbie Lovett



To be eligible for the Older Adult Dental program, you must be:

  • Age 55 or older
  • New Hanover County resident
  • Income is below 200% poverty level
  • Have no current dental insurance, including:
    • No Medicare Advantage plans that include dental coverage
    • No employer dental coverage
    • Does not qualify for full Medicaid


Applications for the Older Adult Dental program require:

  • Government-issued ID
  • Proof of residency:  Utility bill (i.e. power bill) or tax bill
  • Proof of Income: Social Security statement, bank statement, or paycheck stub

Please be advised: For your safest and highest quality of service, a record of a recent health history or physical for you will be needed for the dentist to review prior to your first visit. 

Access Dental Care, Inc. is the program’s dental services provider, a North Carolina-based non-profit with more than two decades of experience in mobile dentistry throughout the state.

They are a national leader in providing comprehensive, mobile dental services to patients with special health care and behavioral needs.  Access Dental Care is unique in providing mobile dental services for special populations and can provide dental care in a variety of settings.

Health: 1650 Greenfield Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-3500 • Fax 910-798-7834 • Human Services Fax 910-798-7824
Environmental Health: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 140 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6667 • Fax 910-798-7815
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