Standing Up for Illinois - Office of Lt Governor Pat Quinn

Here, you can learn about careers in dentistry, find low-cost dental clinics and get contact information for the staff at Lt. Governor Pat Quinn's Healthy Smiles Center. Thanks for visiting.

Dental Care

To find a dentist near you click here:

Illinois' two dental schools provide low-cost dental care as part of their teaching and service missions.

Information about the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Dental Clinic can be found here:

Information about the Southern Illinois University Dental Clinics (Alton and East St. Louis) can be found here or by calling 618-474-7000.

The Chicago Dental Society compiles a list of free and reduced cost dental clinics in the Chicagoland area. Residents outside the Chicagoland area contact your county department of public health or check list of dental clinics in Illinois.

Illinois' Medicaid programs including FamilyCare and KidCare:

Dental Careers

Illinois has two dental schools. Information about the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry can be found here:

Information about the Southern Illinois Univ. School of Dental Medicine:

To learn more about careers in dentistry click here:

To find a school offering training for dental careers use this online database:

The staff at Lt. Governor Quinn's Healthy Smiles Center are here to help you. Call (312) 814-5220 or send an email to for any of the following services:

  • Invite Lt. Governor Quinn to your oral health event
  • Request a declaration recognizing your events or organization
  • Suggest improvements for this website
  • Get information about legislation related to oral health

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