Are you having trouble finding a pediatric dentist that accepts Medicaid?
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.
Pediatric vs. General Dentist
There is a lot of confusion about what makes a pediatric dentist different from a general dentist.
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 two extra 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 more 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 other state health insurance plans (SCHIP).
If you want a dentist that has experience working with children, Kool Smiles is the perfect place for you.
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.
Speak with a Kool Smiles Team Member Today
Call Kool Smiles today to make an appointment and learn more about our payment options.
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