Medicaid Dentist – Garland, Texas
If you’re new to Medicaid or CHIP dental insurance coverage or you need help understanding your complicated dental benefit policy, our Garland dentist and team at Universal Dental are here to help. For people who don’t work with Medicaid benefits on a regular basis, these policies can seem like little more than a string of baffling jargon. That’s where the Universal Dental team comes in. We are happy to help patients maximize their Medicaid and CHIP dental insurance coverage. Our team of experts works with Medicaid benefits on a regular basis, so we can usually provide simple explanations for your treatment coverage to help you understand your Medicaid or CHIP policy. If you want to learn more or schedule an appointment with the knowledgeable dentistry team at Universal Dental, call our Garland dental office to get started today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
How Medicaid Dental Insurance Works
Texas Medicaid and CHIP dental insurance plans offer preventive and restorative dentistry coverage for kids and seniors. Unfortunately, Texas Medicaid plans only offer emergency coverage for non-senior adults. The Universal Dental team is happy to help children and senior patients make the most of available coverage, and when available, we offer emergency dentistry services for patients of all ages. Medicaid dental benefit plans typically provide coverage for a large percentage of the costs of preventive and restorative dentistry services. In some cases, orthodontic treatment may also be covered. Before we begin any dental care plans, we’ll review your Medicaid or CHIP policy and help you minimize the out of pocket costs of dental care.
Our Medicaid Dental Services
Your Medicaid or CHIP dental benefit policy in the state of Texas will typically offer partial coverage for the following dentistry services available from the Universal Dental team:
- Dental checkups and teeth cleanings for children and seniors
- Basic diagnostic imaging using comprehensive x-rays captured at least once each year for kids and seniors
- Basic restorations like fillings and crowns for kids and seniors
- Tooth replacement solutions, including bridges, partials, and dentures
- Emergency dentistry services are usually covered for any patient with Medicaid
How to Schedule a Medicaid Dental Appointment
In order to ensure you receive coverage through your Medicaid or CHIP plan from the very first appointment, you’ll need to provide our team with some information when you schedule your visit. We will typically ask questions to gather the necessary information from your policy documents in order to receive coverage approval before your first appointment. If we have trouble verifying your coverage before this first visit, we’ll give you a call. Otherwise, you should expect to receive coverage for dental care at your appointment. If you experience a dental emergency, call our team immediately. Even if you haven’t submitted preapproval forms, Medicaid and CHIP plans typically offer coverage for emergency care without previous authorization for patients of all ages.