Understanding Dental Medicaid

Children need good dental care in order for their teeth and gums to develop properly. Medicaid covers many dental services, however, it can be tricky to figure out what services are covered and what aren’t.

Read on to learn more about what dental services are covered by Medicaid.

Benefits of Medicaid

As of October 2010, about 38% of eligible children received Medicaid-covered dental service. This means that there is still a large portion of kids not getting the dental care they need.

That’s why it is important for many parents to find dentists who take Medicaid for their kids’ dental treatments. 

Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is working with government partners, dentists, and other groups to make sure more children have access to dental care under Medicaid and other programs.

Under Medicaid, your child has access to the following dental services, at minimum:

  • Relief of pain and infections
  • Restoration of teeth
  • Maintenance of dental health

Kool Smiles Accepts Medicaid and Other Forms of Payment

Locating a dentist who accepts Medicaid shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality when it comes to your child’s treatment.

At Kool Smiles, we like to give our patients high quality dental care in a welcoming environment that kids will love. We have over 120 convenient office locations because we believe you shouldn’t have to travel far to get the quality dental services your children deserve.

We pride ourselves in being strong supporters of Medicaid and TRICARE dental coverage, but we accept other forms of payment at our offices, including:

  • SCHIP
  • CareCredit
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards

Get Affordable Dental Care for Your Children Today

Make an appointment for your kids with one of our Medicaid dentists today.

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Sources:

2010 Dental Fact Sheet – Medicaid.gov: http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-topics/benefits/downloads/2010-dental-factsheet.pdf 

Dental Care – Medicaid.gov: http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Benefits/Dental-Care.html