Are you looking for a local dentist who accepts Medicaid or TRICARE? Finding a great, affordable dentist can be a long and laborious process. Good news, though! Kool Smiles Kids Club has partnered with top-quality, affordable dentists across the country; your search just got a lot easier.
Finding reliable information online can be tricky, and you may have seen some conflicting information on Medicaid. Kool Smiles is here to help you find the answers to some of the most common questions about Medicaid and children’s dental health care.
A pediatric dentist is one who specializes in treating children. You may choose to see a pediatric dentist (or, in some cases, a general dentist may recommend a pediatric dentist), but most general dentists are well-practiced in caring for children and can take care of all routine dental care. Kool Smiles has partner clinics with both general and pediatric dentists – all of whom regularly treat children of all ages.
A child should see a dentist for the first time within six months of their first tooth erupting, or by their first birthday. Beyond that, all children should see a dentist every six months or so.
In most cases, Medicaid covers the cost of a child’s routine exams until the child turns 21. Coverage varies from state to state, though, so it’s best to call ahead and confirm.
There are two ways to check eligibility:
As a busy parent, your to-do list is long enough. There’s no need to waste time trying to sift through tens or hundreds of dentists trying to find one who’s great. We’ve got you covered! When you choose a Kool Smiles partner dentist, you can rest assured that your child will receive exceptional care. Our partners accept Medicaid, TRICARE, CHIP, CareCredit, most insurance policies, credit, debit, and cash.