Medicaid, a healthcare resource for low-income persons, offers medical coverage—but what about dental? Learn more about adult Medicaid dental coverage:
Does Medicaid cover dental?
Individual states decide whether to include adult dental coverage in their Medicaid options (although it is mandatory for children). Dental coverage includes preventive care in addition to other specialties such as orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics and restorative services. Medicaid does cover emergency dental work, or dental work that is required for other medical procedures or care.
New Mexico adult Medicaid dental coverage
New Mexico’s Medicaid program, Centennial Care, offers non-emergency dental coverage for approved individuals. To find out if you are eligible, contact your Managed Care Organization. The Medicaid Fee-for-Service program offers various options, and you can find a dentist here.
If you need dental services and they’re not covered by your Medicaid plan, these free-or-reduced-cost resources may help.