Last week we started to discuss how Liberty Family Dental can be your family’s designated ‘main dentist’ for your children who are enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP plans. There are a number of question remaining and we’ll go over a few of those in this week’s blog.
How will my child’s dental care cost me? Procedures covered by Medicaid do not have a co-pay. The only services you would end up paying for are:
- Procedures that are optional or specifically not covered but that you opt for.
- Procedures performed by an out-of-network dentist.
- Procedures your child has performed before his or her coverage begins.
Are prescriptions and medications covered? Prescriptions are not covered, but you can check with your medical coverage and see if you have coverage for them under that policy.
What counts as preventative care?
- Regular dental exams
- Routine cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- dental sealants
- Good Home care
- Patient education
How often should my child have their teeth cleaned by the dentist?
- Everyone should have their teeth cleaned twice a year.
How often are Fluoride treatments done?
- Fluoride treatments can be done every six months.
What about emergencies? Are they covered?
Many emergencies are covered they include:
- Dislocated jaw
- Traumatic damage to teeth and supporting structures
- Removal of cysts
- Treatment of oral abscess
- Medications for any of the above.
We hope this answers a few more question and we will continue this topic in future blogs. Be sure to check back! In the meantime, don’t hesitate to call our office for an appointment.