States have flexibility to determine what dental benefits are provided to adult Medicaid enrollees. While most states provide at least emergency dental services.
Statistics on Medicaid dental benefits, dental coverage type among children and adults, dentist participation in Medicaid, and access to Medicaid dentists.
For Medicaid, the dental coverage for adults varies by state — many states will only cover emergency dental services, and 4 provide no dental coverage.
This fact sheet outlines states' adult dental benefits for Medicaid beneficiaries and challenges to oral health care access for low-income adults.
Medicaid is the primary vehicle for dental coverage among adults with low incomes. Medicaid provides health care coverage to certain categories of people with.