October 5, 2022

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A new dental clinic offering free services to underserved Illinois residents has opened in the West Loop. | Photo by William Neumann
The Aspen Group, a nationwide leader in consumer health care, recently unveiled its TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence – a state-of-the-art clinic designed to provide comprehensive dental care at no cost to underserved Illinois residents.
The new 25,000-square-foot clinic – centrally located in Chicago’s West Loop – will offer patients access to the latest dental care technology and services offered by a team of dentists and dental support staff for up to 2,500 qualifying patients each year.
To qualify, patients must be Illinois residents who are eligible for Medicaid, or who are uninsured with a household income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
Patients will receive comprehensive dental care, including fillings, extractions, non-surgical periodontal treatment, dental implants and associated restorations; 3D imaging and scanning; and restorative dentistry, including crowns, bridges and dentures.
The center was made possible with the support of Rep. Lakesia Collins (D-Chicago) and Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago), who shepherded legislation through the General Assembly in 2021 to expand the opportunity for licensed dentists to provide free care to underserved Illinois residents.
“Regular dental care is critical for overall good health, but for so many underserved communities, it’s simply not a realistic option to maintain good oral health,” Hunter said. “With clinics like the Oral Care Center, we can start to reverse that reality so that no matter where you live, you can get the care you need to support healthy living.”
Aspen Dental, one of TAG’s core consumer brands providing dental care through doctor-owned practices across the country, hosted its annual day of service, providing free dental care to over 3,000 veterans and their family members.
The annual initiative seeks to close the gap in dental care for veterans who are only eligible for dental benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs if they’re 100% disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of war.
If you would like to enquire about booking an appointment at the new center and believe you fit the criteria, call 1-866-TAG-OCCE or visit https://www.aspendental.com/tag-oral-care-center/patient
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