VA Dental Care | Free and Low-Cost Services for Your Kids

If you’re a veteran, you could be eligible for free dental care through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Your child’s dental care may also be covered by an insurance program like TRICARE.

It’s important for you to find a dental clinic offering the best dental care for your kids. Learn more about your eligibility for free dental care, and find clinics that honor TRICARE insurance for your little ones.

Free Dental Care for Veterans | Health Care Eligibility

The VA offers many different programs for military veterans who meet certain eligibility requirements. Did you know that if you just got out of the service, you may be eligible for a free dental exam?

To learn if you are eligible for free dental care through the VA, see this guide to dental care benefits for veterans.

You may be eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have a service-connected dental disability or condition
  • You are a former prisoner of war
  • You apply for dental care within 180 days of discharge
  • You are engaged in a 28 USC Chapter 31 vocational rehabilitation program
  • You are receiving or are scheduled for VA care

If you are not eligible for free VA dental care, you may be eligible to purchase dental insurance at a reduced cost. The VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) gives enrolled veterans and beneficiaries the opportunity to buy reduced cost dental care coverage from MetLife.

Kool Smiles Offers Affordable Dental Care for Kids of Veterans

You might be eligible for great dental health care, but your child’s dental care is just as important. At Kool Smiles, we are proud to serve military families. We make sure that all children of veterans and active military have access to quality dental care.

Our offices gladly accept most major dental insurance plans, including Medicaid and TRICARE.

t Kool Smiles, we always make our dental care affordable for parents and accept many payment options. We gladly accept cash, credit, and debit cards as well as CareCredit. CareCredit allows you to spread the cost of your children’s dental care out over time.

Call Kool Smiles Today

Be sure to explore your VA benefits for free dental care, then make an appointment for your kids at your local Kool Smiles office. Call us today to see how Kool Smiles can care for your children.

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Sources:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/publications/IB10-442_dental_benefits_for_veterans_2_14.pdf

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/dental/

MetLife: https://www.metlife.com/vadip/index.html

CareCredit: http://www.carecredit.com/howcarecreditworks/