Medicaid and CHIP cover essential dental services, like check-ups, x-rays, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and fillings for kids and teens up to age 19. In this webinar, Dr. Natalia I. Chalmers, D.D.S., M.H.Sc., Ph.D., a pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, who also served as Dental Officer within the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, discussed trends in oral health services among those enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP and how early intervention can promote oral health outcomes among children. Campaign resources organizations can use in outreach and enrollment efforts to promote oral health year-round, including print materials, social media posts and graphics, newsletter articles, were featured.
IMPORTANT: Look for your child’s Medicaid or CHIP renewal in the mail, complete it and mail it back immediately. They may be covered even if you’re not! Every child currently covered by Medicaid or CHIP will need to go through a renewal process within the next several months. Keep your child covered and healthy. Complete the renewal as soon as you get it in the mail! Go to Medicaid.gov/renewals to find contact information for your state Medicaid office.