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Kent Dental is Your Apple Health Dentist

In order to help patients enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile, Kent Dental is pleased to be your Apple Health Dentist. In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. 

Parents and children smilingApple Health covers dental services for all adults 21 years of age and older with Medicaid. This includes people who already have Medicaid and those who are eligible for Expanded Medicaid, which is part of health care reform. Likewise, eligible children age 20 and younger can receive quality dental care with Apple Health.

Covered Dental Services for Adults

Adults who have Apple Health can receive:

Other limited dental services include treatment for gum disease, root canal therapy, dentures and partials and oral surgery. Dental services not covered for adults are bridges, dental implants and dental crowns.

Covered Dental Services for Children

Your Medicaid Dentist recommends scheduling your child’s first visit to the when their first baby tooth appears or before they are one year old. This early visit allows the dentist to check the development of your child’s smile.

Some covered dental services for children include:

Limited orthodontic services are also provided for children who have a cleft palate or other serious dental problems that are medically necessary and have prior authorization.

Early Dental Care

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) provides no-cost dental care to children under the age of six. ABCD ensures that young children have access to dentistry that sets them on the path toward a life of good oral health habits that will help them avoid cavities and other oral health problems. ABCD is a public/private partnership of organizations and individuals.

General Dentistry for Oral and General Health

Research shows that there is a strong connection between the condition of your mouth and the health of your body. In particular, the oral bacteria that leads to periodontal disease have been linked to high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and diabetes to name only a few. However, when you see your Providerone dentist regularly, you not only ensure a healthier smile, you also help take of a healthier you!