Local Dentist That Accepts Medicaid
Are you looking for a local dentist for your child that accepts Medicaid or Tricare? The hunt can be frustrating, especially since most dentists do not accept Medicaid. Kool Smiles is a national network of dentists with over 120 locations that accept Medicaid, Tricare, CHIP and more. Medicaid often brings up some common questions, and Kool Smiles is happy to answer them. Keep reading to learn more.
Dentists and Medicaid: FAQ
Finding answers to your questions about dental care and Medicaid can be difficult. This list of frequently asked questions can change that.
Does my child need to see a pediatric dentist? Are there pediatric dentists available at Kool Smiles?
Although pediatric dentists specialize in treating children, most general dentists have experience treating children as well. Kool Smiles is made up of a network of general and pediatric dentists, all of whom regularly treat children of all ages.
How often should my child see the dentist?
Once your child turns one year old or when the first tooth comes in, it is recommended that they see a dentist every six months.
Will Medicaid cover the full cost of my child's routine dental exams?
In most cases, Medicaid will cover the cost of your child's routine exams until he or she is 21 years old. It is important to mention, however, that coverage can vary depending on where you live. Call us at (877) 878-7630 for a full list of dental services covered in your state.
I'm not sure if I qualify for Medicaid. How can I find out?
You have two simple options:
1. Apply on the government's Health Insurance Marketplace website. Here, you will find out if you qualify for Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), both of which Kool Smiles accepts.
2. Visit your state's Medicaid website.
How can I find my local Kool Smiles?
Simply go here and enter your city, state or zip code.
Finding a local dentist that accepts Medicaid shouldn't be hard, and with Kool Smiles, it isn't. Call us today at (855) 854-3621 to make an appointment!