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Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage

Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits

Maryland Medical Assistance Program Dental Coverage for Adults 

Overview of Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage:  

Starting January 1, 2023, adults enrolled in the Maryland Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) will have coverage for comprehensive dental services through the Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program. If you see a dentist who is a member of the Maryland Healthy Smiles dental network, you don't have to pay for dental services that are covered by the program. Learn more about Maryland Healthy Smiles here. 

Who is Covered:

Available to all adults 21 years and older who receive full Medicaid benefits.  

Services Covered*:  

Maryland Medicaid adult dental coverage, under the Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program, include but are not limited to:

  • Check-ups, exams, and x-rays
  • Some emergency (specific need) exams
  • Teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments
  • Fillings, root canals, and pulling teeth
  • Crowns
  • Anesthesia
  • Preventive care and periodontal therapy
  • Dentures adjustments

*Please note: There are no premiums, deductibles, or copays for covered services. There is no maximum benefit amount each year. 

Services Not Covered Under Benefit:

  • Experimental procedures
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Dentures for adults 21+​​​

How to Find a Dentist:

To find a dentist who sees patients in the Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program, you can:

Additional resources:

Transportation Assistance:

To find transportation assistance to accessing dental care, please refer to this guide from the Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program: Local Transportation Contacts

MDAC Medicaid Informational Flyers

Click the image below to download the one page digital flyers to share information about the expanded Maryland Medicaid dental coverage. Flyers available in English, Spanish, French (NEW!), and Vietnamese (NEW!). Also all flyers are available in printer-friendly black and white and also half sheets. 

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Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program Customer Service: 1-855-934-9812

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