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 eligibity or to refuse treatment.
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.
To determine the current state of oral health of each individual referred to the clinic, develop a detailed treatment plan, and return each individual to an infection free and functional state of oral health.
Additionally, we strive to educate each individual in the importance of proper home care techniques.
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.
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 NVDS reserves the right to request a reassessment of eligibility or to refuse treatment.
Falls Church Clinic
Dental Services Offered
- Comprehensive Examinations (including x-rays)
- Detailed Treatment Plans
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Restorative (fillings)
- Oral Surgery
- Hard and Soft Tissue Biopsies
- Endodontics (root canal therapy)
- Periodontics (minor gum surgery)
- Prosthodontics (full & partial acrylic dentures, crowns)
- Oral Prophylaxis (cleanings)
- Emergency Intervention
- Patient Education
Fees for Service
- Most services are offered at a flat rate of $40 per visit. Additional fees are charged for biopsies and prosthetic appliances.
- All fees must be prepaid. No appointment will be scheduled prior to receipt of payment in full.
- Payments may be made in the form of cash or money orders. No personal checks will be accepted.
Emergency and initial appointments must be scheduled through designated referring agencies only. The initial appointment will require approximately one hour so that a medical history can be obtained, a thorough examination with x-rays will be conducted, and a detailed treatment plan will be developed. Referring agencies will be advised of appointment availability.
Individuals requiring additional treatment may schedule appointments prior to departing the clinic. Appointments may be rescheduled. However, rescheduling must occur at least two working days prior to the originally scheduled appointment date/time, or appointment and payment will be forfeited.
No refund will be made for missed appointments or to individuals arriving more that ten minutes late for their scheduled appointment.
Hours of Operation
Telephone: (703) 820-7170
- Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- 2nd & 4th Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Telephone: (571) 323-9095
- Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Department of Human Services
City of Alexandria
- Dept. of Human Services
- Health Dept. – Casey Health Center
- Dept. of Mental Health/Substance Abuse
City of Fairfax
- Human Services Coordinator
City of Falls Church
- Dept. of Housing and Human Services
- Northern Virginia Family Services
- United Community Ministries
- Loudoun County Social Services
Prince William County
- Serve, Inc.