If you are looking for a dentist that takes Medicaid, Kool Smiles should be your go-to choice. We proudly accept Medicaid, TRICARE, and other forms of payment. Understanding how Medicaid works is important to get the proper dental treatment for your kids.
Read this FAQ to learn more about Medicaid.
FAQ: Using Medicaid at the Dentist
Q: What will Medicaid pay for?
Medicaid includes dental healthcare for children under the age of 18. However, the benefits Medicaid will cover varies from state to state. Since Medicaid is a federal program that partners with states, each state decides how and what is covered.
Dentists who accept Medicaid are required to provide early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment services (EPSDT).
Q: What does EPSDT mean when it comes to my kid’s teeth?
Your Medicaid benefits will help you keep your teeth healthy and treat problems as they come up.Over 17% of kids in America have untreated cavities—don’t let that be your child.
With Medicaid benefits, your kids are able to receive:
Screening procedures to support dental health
General dental health services to relieve pain, remove tooth infection, and restore dental health
Preventative care, such as cleanings and sealants
Therapeutic services, such as fillings and crowns
Q: Is there a limit on what Medicaid covers for my kids?
No, that’s not the case. Every state offers different coverage, but all of them place limits on the services you can receive. For example, your child might only be allowed one cleaning a year or sealants during two separate office visits.
Q: How can I get somebody to explain my Medicaid benefits to me?
Sometimes, it can be hard to communicate with government services. At Kool Smiles, we deal with state Medicaid programs every day and understand how they work. When you make your appointment, we’ll be happy to explain your coverage options and what services are covered under your plan.
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