Is there Dental Coverage under Medicaid?

The short answer to this question is yes, but the long answer gets a little more complicated as Medicaid questions tend to do.  The short answer is yes because there is coverage for dental services under Medicaid, but only if you are of a certain age.  In instances other than the age requirement there is the possibility that the coverage may be offered but it is different from state to state.
 
Medicaid subscribers under the age of 21 are eligible for the “Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit”.  This benefit helps pay for preventative dental procedures to be done in order to try to avoid bigger dental issues from coming up in the future.  All states are required to cover this dental coverage in order to get their Medicaid benefits to run the program.
 
Medicaid subscribers over the age of 21 are in a little more precarious situation in reference to dental coverage.  Some states may have dental coverage available but it is not required and in most cases is not offered.  You should check with your state’s Medicaid office to see if there is dental coverage offered to subscribers over the age of 21.

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