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How can you find a dentist that accepts Medicaid in your area?

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To find a dentist in your area that accepts Medicaid, go to the InsureKidsNow website, and use the Find a Dentist for Your Kid search box on the homepage to search for a dentist in your area using your zip code. According to the Medicaid website, Medicaid is required to provide minimum dental benefits for children, but each state decides individually whether adults receive dental benefits. Therefore, adults may not be able to find a provider in their area.

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How can you find a dentist that accepts Medicaid in your area?
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  1. Go to the InsureKidsNow website

    Type "insurekidsnow.gov" in your browser's address bar, and press Enter. When the website appears, scroll down to locate the Find a Dentist for Your Kid search box.

  2. Input your information into the search box

    Select your state from the state drop-down list, select Medicaid from the benefit plan drop-down list, and then type your zip code in the designated box. Click the Search button. The search results list appears in a pop-up box or in a new tab in your browser, depending on your browser's settings.

  3. Find a provider from the list

    The search results list includes each provider's name, address, phone number and distance from the Zip code entered. It also states whether the provider is accepting new patients, what the provider's specialty is, whether the provider can accommodate special needs and the date the information was last updated. Additionally, the results list includes links to view the provider's full profile and driving directions to the dentist's office via Google Maps.

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