Kool Smiles is a network of general and specialty dentists with over 120 locations across the U.S. We accept Medicaid, TRICARE, and Child Health Insurance Programs (CHIPs) at every location. Children enrolled in these programs have access to preventative dental care, including cleanings and exams.
At Kool Smiles, our primary goal is to treat children and ensure each child has access to high quality dental care, regardless of insurance coverage. Below are some frequently asked questions we receive concerning Medicaid and children's dental health.
Q. My child is enrolled in CHIPs—is that the same as Medicaid?
Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIPs) are low-cost health insurance plans for kids whose families make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but still need some assistance. Dental care is provided for kids enrolled in CHIPs, but each state determines the services they can receive.
Q. We have three kids with Medicaid insurance—will Kool Smiles see all of them?
Absolutely. We place no limit on the number of Medicaid families we see, and we're always accepting new patients. You can make an appointment online or give us a call today.
Q. Can my kids get their teeth whitened with Medicaid?
To receive dental benefits from Medicaid, there needs to be a medical reason for treatment. Preventative visits like exams, cleanings, and sealants qualify as medical reasons for treatment. Procedures without a medical reason will not be covered by Medicaid.
Q. My kids are young—do they really need to go to the dentist?
Yes. It's recommended that kids visit the dentist around their first birthday. Your child's baby teeth help them chew and speak, paving the way for permanent teeth to come in. Here's a few great tips on caring for kid's baby teeth.
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When you bring your child to Kool Smiles, you'll find a helpful and friendly staff, and offices that are designed to entertain and educate kids. Most of our offices even have a playground.
When you're looking for a dentist who accepts Medicaid, look no further than Kool Smiles. Call us today and make an appointment for your children.