MADISON, Wis. -

Two Madison-area dental clinics have received grants to expand dental care services to low-income uninsured or underinsured residents, according to a release.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services' Kitty Rhoades announced Thursday that six total dental clinics in the Madison and Milwaukee areas will share $850,000 allocated by the state to expand services and increase staffing.

“These grants will go a long way toward providing low-income residents the type of access to dental care everyone deserves, and should also reduce the long-term health care costs associated with oral disease,” Rhoades said in the release.

Each of the grant recipients currently serves a significant number of low-income uninsured or underinsured Wisconsin residents, officials said.

The Madison clinics that received grant funds are the AIDS Resource Center/AIDS Network and Madison Dental Initiative, according to the release. Both dental clinics received $90,131.

Dental clinics in Green Bay, Eau Claire, Stevens Point and Sturgeon Bay also received grants under the program.