Medicaid Dentist Serving Garland & South Dallas
Traditional dental insurance can be complicated, but Medicaid dental coverage can seem downright baffling. For those who don’t handle these claims or review Medicaid coverage policies on a daily basis, sorting through all the details of a Medicaid plan can be a headache. At Universal Dental in Garland and Dallas, our Medicaid dentist and team are here to help whenever you need us most. If you have questions about your Medicaid coverage or need to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call. With three convenient DFW Metroplex locations, there’s a Universal Dental office near you. Our skilled dentists and dental care team are happy to help you with all of your oral health and hygiene needs in our state-of-the-art, family-friendly dental office locations.
How Medicaid Dental Insurance Coverage Works
Kids and eligible seniors typically receive full coverage under Medicaid or CHIP plans, but unfortunately, non-senior adult coverage varies on a state by state basis. In the state of Texas, adults only receive Medicaid dental coverage in the case of emergency dentistry services. Our team and other dentists and dentistry policy makers are hoping better coverage will be available for adults and all Medicaid patients in the near future. In the meantime, the Universal Dental team will continue to offer covered treatments for kids and seniors. Medicaid typically covers a large percentage of the costs of necessary preventive and restorative treatments. Because we work with Medicaid on a regular basis, we understand what procedures are covered, and our team members can help you maximize your coverage and keep your smile healthy.
Our Medicaid Dental Services
Texas Medicaid and CHIP dental policies typically cover all or part of the costs of the following dentistry services:
- Children’s dental checkups and teeth cleanings
- Senior’s dental checkups and teeth cleanings
- Children’s basic diagnostics
- Senior’s basic diagnostics
- Conservative restorations like fillings and crowns for kids
- Dentures, partials, and other tooth replacement options
- Emergency dental care for all dentistry patients
How to Schedule a Medicaid Dental Appointment
If you or one of your loved ones are covered by Medicaid or CHIP dental insurance, let our dental team know when you call to schedule your appointment. In most cases, we need to get preauthorization through Medicaid or CHIP before we begin dental treatments. When you schedule your appointment, we’ll ask for some information that will allow us to double check your coverage, and one of our team members will reach out to you if there are concerns or we need additional information. If you are experiencing a dental emergency such as knocked out tooth, broken tooth, or severe toothache, you should call right away. In most cases, Medicaid will cover emergency dental treatment for any patient. We will do our utmost to get you into the office for services as soon as possible.