Medicaid provides healthcare to millions of Americans around the country. It covers dental work for many kids, but coverage varies depending on location and many dentists will not accept Medicaid for dental work. Kool Smiles reviews Medicaid coverage for dental work to make sure that your children get the dental treatment and care they need.
What Does Medicaid Cover?
Medicaid covers the cost of treatment for all kids with coverage for any procedure that falls under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT). Normal checkups are covered under this title as well as any procedure that:
- Relieves pain or stops infection
- Restores teeth
- Maintains dental health
If you have a specific question about what this covers, please call (855) 854-3621 to have a friendly representative from Kool Smiles review a full list of covered treatments in your state.
The 2014 Medicaid Expansion
In January 2014, Medicaid expanded in many states. Nothing changed for those that already had Medicaid before the expansion, but many people who didn’t qualify because their income was listed as too high, were given a 2nd chance to reapply at a higher acceptance rate.
If you would like to review whether your children qualify for Medicaid, it only takes about five minutes to find out on the Healthcare.gov online screener.
Where Can I Find a Dentist to Take Medicaid?
Kool Smiles accepts Medicaid at every one of our over 120 convenient locations around the country. Although many dentists will not accept Medicaid or will limit the number of Medicaid patients that they see, Kool Smiles will never turn away or limit the amount of patients we see on Medicaid. By doing this, Kool Smiles can treat millions of kids who could not otherwise afford proper dental care.
It’s our mission to provide all children covered by Medicaid with the quality dental care and treatment they deserve.
If you would like to discuss your child’s dental health or have Kool Smiles review their Medicaid coverage, please call (855) 854-3621 and we can answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you children. They deserve a great smile and Kool Smiles is dentistry to make sure their bright smile stays healthy for years to come!