FAQ's | Cosmetic Dentistry Grants Program


Will I be treated like a cash-paying client?

Of course. All patients are treated with equal care and respect.

Can I use Grant funds for general dentistry?

Unfortunately, CDG funding does not cover basic dentistry procedures.

There are many employer and government sponsored insurance programs that cover basic, non-elective procedures like teeth cleaning, fillings, decay and root canals.

Please consult your employer health plan or a government sponsored program if you require funding for any general dentistry need.

Which Dentist will provide my initial assessment?

We will endeavor to provide you with a dentist that is within close proximity to your home. However, you are welcome to request any participating CDG dentist.

CDG participating dentists demonstrate compassion, gentleness, and a willingness to understand your desired goals and sensitivities.

Can I use the dentist of my choice to take my case?

CDG recognizes the need to be treated by a dentist that makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and is someone you trust and are familiar with. Although CDG always encourages grant recipients to complete any dentistry work with an accredited dentist of the CDG program, we will accept an applicant’s request to visit an alternative dentist if the following conditions are met:

The dentist must be:

  • accepted into the CDG program prior to examining the applicant. 

  • willing to agree to the terms and conditions for participation and acceptance of the grant.

  • qualified to perform the recommended treatment.

  • in good standing with his or her respective governing body.

  • licensed as a recognized dental practitioner in the jurisdiction in which their practice is located.

  • willing to take your case.

  • located in the United States.

Why Should I Apply for a CDG Grant?

It all starts with wanting to have your smile reflect the confident person you truly are. The likelihood of committing to a cosmetic treatment plan that will help you achieve your personal goals and enhance your self confidence becomes more attainable with a CDG Grant.

Is the CDG Program only meant for people that cannot afford a dentist?

Of course not. In fact, because cosmetic and dental implant dentistry is an elective procedure, it truly doesn’t matter what your socio-economic background or income level is. Having a healthy, beautiful smile is a common goal shared by most people.

Who Applies for a Cosmetic Dentistry Grant?

Many people apply for CDG funding for many different reasons. For example, those seeking a career in an industry where ‘face time’ with clients is necessary, anyone that has a special occasion coming up such as a wedding or class reunion, or even people that wish to begin dating again.

Each year, millions of North Americans from all socio-economic backgrounds share the same vision and goal of improving the appearance and function of their teeth once the desire becomes greatest.

How do I Qualify as a Candidate?

To determine your eligibility, you will be provided with a free oral health assessment(x-ray charges may apply) by a Certified Dental Practitioner in your area.

Following completion of your oral health assessment, and presuming you are a good candidate for cosmetic and dental implant dentistry, the dental practitioner will recommend you for inclusion in the CDG Program and develop a Cosmetic or dental implant treatment plan that will help achieve your desired results.

How are Cosmetic Dentistry Grants Awarded?

Partial Grants are awarded to any qualified applicant on a per capita, percentile basis, distributed proportionally based on the number of applicants in the distribution pool, the value of their recommended treatment plan, and the amount of proceeds available for distribution.

How does the Process Work?

  1. An applicant submits a request for funding at our website.

  2. The applicant’s information is confirmed by our staff.

  3. A dentist near the applicant agrees to provide a free assessment(x-ray charges may apply), the grants program or dental office contacts the applicant to arrange an appointment.

  4. The dentist determines eligibility. If the applicant does not qualify, the dentist will make necessary recommendations.(Basic dentistry, etc)

  5. If/when eligible, the dentist will provide the applicant with a cosmetic and dental implant treatment plan.

  6. If/when the applicant is selected for partial grant, he or she completes the treatment with their assigned dentist within the program.

Can I apply more than once?

No, you may only apply once.

How is the CDG Program Funded?

The Cosmetic Dentistry Grant Program is funded by the Oral Aesthetic Advocacy Group Inc with revenues derived from the sale of research, marketing and quality control programs (Advocacy Programs) that are utilized by dental practitioners to help improve the efficiency and profitability of their practices.

Your application is valid for consideration of a Cosmetic Dentistry Grant for up to 1 year.

Cosmetic and implant dentistry has become a widely accepted way to achieve a healthy, confident smile and each year millions of North Americans from all socio-economic backgrounds share the same vision and goal of improving the appearance and function of their teeth with one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Do I need to repay Grant Funds?

No, grant funds are free and do not need to be repaid.

Can I apply if I don't have a regular dentist?


Can I apply for CDG funding if I am presently receiving treatment, or to pay for prior treatment?

Unfortunately, you may not apply for CDG funding for the purpose of re-paying prior payments, or to pay for existing payments, for any cosmetic dentistry treatment that has already been completed or is in progress.

For full eligibility terms and conditions, please carefully review our program Rules & Regulations.

What is the Qualifying Criteria I Must Satisfy to Obtain a Grant?

Anyone may apply for a Cosmetic Dentistry Grant, however you may need to demonstrate that you have the financial capability in addition to valid insurance coverage, to pay for certain costs that are not included with the grant. For more information, please speak with our representative.

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