About us

A facility where low-income residents from throughout the Northern Virginia region can access oral health care services.

The Northern Virginia Dental Clinic (NVDC) accepts only those individuals deemed eligible through an established network of referring social service agencies based on where they live in Northern Virginia. (See list of referring agencies at the end of this page.) An individual must be a resident of: Arlington County; Fairfax County; Loudoun County; City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax or City of Falls Church. Additionally, a small percent of Prince William County residents may be eligible for care. Individuals must be age 18 or older with an individual/family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. While eligibility is determined by the referring agencies, the NVDC reserves the right to request a reassessment of eligibility or to refuse treatment.

Volunteer

Can you help? The clinic can accommodate your schedule preferences. Patients are appointed at 45 minute intervals with extended hours until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Fairfax location only).

Please use the Clinic Volunteer Form below to volunteer your time and skills.

Eligibility for Care

The NVDC accepts only those individuals deemed eligible through an established network of referring social service agencies.

  • Individuals must be age 18 or older.
  • Individual/family income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
  • Individual must be a resident* of:
    • Arlington County
    • Fairfax County
    • Loudoun County
    • City of Alexandria
    • City of Fairfax
    • City of Falls Church

*Additionally, a small percentage of Prince William County residents may be eligible for care. A higher fee for service applies.

Note: While eligibility is determined by the referring agencies, the NVDC reserves the right to request a reassessment of eligibility or to refuse treatment.

Dental Services Offered

  • Comprehensive Examinations (including digital x-rays)
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Detailed Treatment Plans
  • Restorative (fillings)
  • Oral Surgery
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Biopsies
  • Endodontics (root canal therapy)
  • Periodontics (soft tissue management)
  • Prosthodontics (full & partial dentures, crowns)
  • Oral Prophylaxis (cleanings)
  • Emergency Intervention
  • Patient Education

History

The Northern Virginia Dental Clinic is a private non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. It was established in 1994 by members of the Northern Virginia Dental Society who wanted to contribute a critically-needed service to the community while preserving the dignity of the underserved. A unique, public/private partnership between dental professionals, local governments and social service agencies was formed.

Our Goal

To determine the current state of oral health of each individual referred to the NVDC, develop a detailed treatment plan, and restore each individual to an infection free and functional state of oral health.

Additionally, we strive to educate each individual on the importance of maintaining good oral health, the effects of poor oral health on their overall health condition, and proper home care techniques.

Our Mission

The establishment of a health care dental facility in which volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, and auxiliaries can provide health care services for the indigent population of Northern Virginia.

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Due to the Coronavirus the NVDC will be closed, except for emergency services, until April 30th.

If you have a dental emergency please call the number for the clinic in which you are a patient and one of our staff members will return you call.  DO NOT call to ask about rescheduling your appointment or any other matter which isn’t an emergency. Thank you for your understanding. 

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