CADF dentists provide preventive and curative dental services to low-income working Austin musicians who have no dental insurance through a partnership with the St. David’s Foundation and HAAM. Covered services include exams, cleanings, fillings and most extractions. For more information, please contact our program coordinator at 512-992-1217.
Program Success Stories
- Jayme Ivison
“Music is my calling,” says Jayme Ivison, an Austin musician and HAAM member. Like many Austin musicians, Jayme works several different jobs to support himself and his family. He has little disposable income leftover to pay for his dental care. Several of Jayme’s teeth were knocked out by a sledgehammer while he was working on a community service project. He avoided smiling and hid his broken teeth while performing. That all changed when Jayme was referred to CADF dentist, Dr. Jessica Heggen. “The quality of care I received is something I never experienced before.” Today, Jayme can smile again with all of his teeth repaired. “A huge part of the journey as a musician is to be yourself. Dr. Heggen made me feel whole again. That’s priceless.”