Healthy Smiles For Texans (HST) is NOT accepting applications at this time.
Individuals who are 62 years or older
Individuals who have a physical or mental disability and receive disability benefits.
Individuals who are medically compromised or who require dental care before an organ transplant, cancer treatment, or other chronic illness treatment.
Individuals referred through a domestic violence victims’ agency.
United States Veterans who do not qualify for dental benefits through the Veterans Assistance (VA) system.
Once a patient has completed the application and screening process, they will be matched with a volunteer dentist to receive care. Due to the number of patients seeking care, patients are often placed on a wait list and will be contacted in their order of application.
Volunteer dentists, laboratories, and the HST Program Coordinator all work together to create a seamless program that allows the dentist to practice without constraints, and the patient to receive the care they need. The HST Program Coordinator will verify that the applicant has reliable transportation before matching an applicant with a dental provider. Once the patient has been assigned to a provider, the patient and dental office are responsible for scheduling the treatment appointments. After the treatment has been completed, the dentist shall submit the Treatment Completion Form to the HST Program Coordinator. The provider’s office is under no obligation to become the patient’s “dental home.” The HST Program Coordinator is available to answer questions about the program’s procedures and help resolve any problems that may arise during the course of treatment.
To find our more about how the HST program works, download the HST Volunteer Provider Information.