Patients can find dentists who accept Medicaid by calling around locally, checking with the local Medicaid or social services office or searching online directories, as found on themyuhcdentalwebsite. Some states use Medicaid providers, which have lists of dentists that accept their insurance too.
Medicaid is required to provide dental services to kids and teenagers under 18 years old, but individual states are allowed to choose whether or not to provide dental services for adults. Those who live in a state that covers dental treatment under Medicaid can get dental cleanings, check ups, fillings, extractions and other procedures deemed necessary for a healthy mouth. Finding dentists who accept Medicaid is not a difficult prospect.
Most state and local social services offices have lists of dentists that offer low cost or free services or whom accept Medicaid. State Medicaid providers also have lists of dentists that accept their insurance available online. For instance, the Dental Health Network directory has lists of Medicaid dentists by state. Patients can head to the website of the provider listed on their Medicaid card to see which dentists in their area accept that insurance. Another option is to call around or approach dentists directly and ask if they accept Medicaid. It only takes a few minutes to call and get information directly from the dentist.