TRICARE is a government health insurance plan for active and retired military service members and their families.
Kool Smiles has partner dentists across the country who accept TRICARE insurance.
Many dentists shy away from government insurance programs, but that’s not the case with Kool Smiles Kids Club’s partner dentists. Kool Smiles’ partner dentists believe that all children deserve access to high-quality dental care. All our partners accept TRICARE, as well as Medicaid and CHIP (formerly SCHIP), and they don’t limit the number of government-insured patients they’ll see per day.
Questions about TRICARE? We’ve found the answers to some of the most common questions about TRICARE’s dental programs for kids.
Q. How do I find a children’s dentist who takes TRICARE?
A. If you’ve chosen a Kool Smiles Kids Club partner dentist for your child’s oral health care, you’ve already found one! If you’re still exploring your options, you can search for a TRICARE prime dental provider on the TRICARE website.
Q. How much does TRICARE cost?
A. It varies. There are different plans within the TRICARE program. You can learn more about the different plans [here]
TRICARE dental plans are voluntary, and each plan carries a monthly premium and fees for services. TRICARE dental insurance may only cover part of your child’s procedure, and you’ll need to pay the remainder – it’s best to confirm coverage ahead of your appointment.
Q. Does TRICARE cover my kids’ regular dental exams?
A. Yes. TRICARE covers all preventative and diagnostic visits for children, including routine exams.
Q. Does TRICARE pay for children’s braces?
A. TRICARE will cover braces for children in the CONUS service area, up to a certain age. There’s a fee for service of around 50% that you’ll need to pay out-of-pocket. Benefits may change over time, so confirm your coverage before or after your child’s braces consultation, but before the braces fitting appointment.
Q. Do my kids have to go to a dentist on base?
A. Contact your TRICARE representative or commanding officer to find out.
Kool Smiles Kids Club has partner dentists who are accepting new patients, and they welcome patients with TRICARE.
Take advantage of TRICARE’s coverage for routine check-ups. Regular visits with a dentist are essential for keeping your child’s smile in tip-top shape. Kool Smiles has partner dentists who work extended offers (including weekends) to accommodate busy families.