Find a Pediatric Dentist That Accepts Medicaid
Are you having trouble finding a pediatric dentist that accepts Medicaid? If so, you are not alone.
Less than half of all dental providers accept Medicaid, and that number is likely higher for specialists, including pediatric dentists. With Kool Smiles' network of general and pediatric dentists, your child can have the dental care he or she needs at a price you can afford.
The best part? We accept Medicaid and Tricare at every Kool Smiles location!
Pediatric vs. General Dentist
There is a lot of confusion about what makes a pediatric dentist different from a general dentist. Sure, they work with kids, but what else makes them different? The biggest difference comes down to this: a pediatric dentist is required to complete two more years of dental school than a general dentist. During those extra two years, a pediatric dentist learns to how to care for young children with special healthcare needs.
What many parents do not realize, however, is that their child may not require the expertise of a pediatric dentist. In fact, going to a general dentist that works with children rather than going to a specialist can actually save them money.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, "Most children are treated by general dentists. A general dentist often has a relationship with the entire family and therefore has a great deal of family history knowledge, which may apply to your child."
Dental Care From Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles is a network of general and pediatric dentists that offer low-cost dental care to families across the United States. We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicaid, Tricare and state health insurance plans (SCHIP).
If you want a dentist for your child that caters to the specific needs of children, Kool Smiles is just what you have been looking for.
At Kool Smiles, your child will receive treatment in a brightly-colored, fun environment. Almost all of our waiting areas have playgrounds and games for children to enjoy while they wait. On top of that, every Kool Smiles dentist is familiar with treating young children and helps to make it a positive experience for them.
Call Kool Smiles today at (855) 854-3621 to make an appointment or to get more information!
Academy of General Dentistry: http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=d&iid=296&aid=3808
American Academy of Pediatric Dentists: http://www.aapd.org/resources/frequently_asked_questions/#37