Program Eligibility

Are you eligible and interested in learning more about the program?
Please visit our Contact Information page to call or email us to set up an application interview or share
any questions that you have.

Is the appearance of your teeth interfering with job opportunities?

The IU School of Dentistry received a grant from the IUPUI Solution Center for use in establishing the Healthy Smiles for Employability program. The program is student-driven, mentored by IU dental faculty, and designed to provide dentures and job assistance services to qualified Near Eastside Indianapolis and local residents with a goal of improving the residents’ oral health, well-being, and employment outcomes.

Q: Do you qualify for Health Smiles for Employability?
                 A: You are eligible if you meet ALL requirements below:

       √   You are between age of 18 and 55
       √   You live in one of these zip codes: 46201, 46202, 46203, 46218, 46219
       √   You are missing front teeth or need dental care for your front teeth
       √   You currently have no dental insurance coverage for dentures
       √   Your Gross Household Income is below the 200% Federal Poverty Guideline
       √   You are unemployed or underemployed and are currently looking to improve your job situation
             You have an employment history

If you are eligible, please contact us! Applicants who are enrolled in the program will attend a weeklong Job Club workshop (9am-12pm), monthly Job Coach sessions, and receive dentures from Indiana University School of Dentistry at no cost. 

2014 Poverty Guidelines

Persons in family

per household


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For families/households with more than 8 persons,
  add $4,020 for each additional person annually (for monthly, add $335 for each additional person).