Searching for a Medicaid dentist near me in Fort Worth? Local dentist proudly accepts plans for children
The health of your child’s teeth and gums plays an important role in their overall development. Poor oral health is linked to more missed school days and poorer academic performance when compared to their healthy peers. Good oral health is directly correlated with good access to dental care. We at Sycamore Dental believe all children deserve to have access to quality care, such as routine preventative visits, regardless of their families’ budgets. Dr. Vidya Suri accepts many different types of insurances, including Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). So, your search for a dentist near me in Fort Worth who takes your child’s plan is over!
Lifting cost barriers
As dentists, we talk a lot about “dental fear.” Some patients are anxious about treatments, sometimes because of negative experiences they had as children at other dentists’ offices. However, the dental bill is also a prominent source of anxiety and fear that can keep families away from the dentist’s office.
Consistent check-ups (professional cleanings and exams) are the foundation of a healthy smile. Oral health is also necessary for whole-body health, because oral conditions like gum disease contribute to all sorts of other diseases. The sooner that we can get your child into a healthy routine, the better. Your child is less likely to develop phobias about visiting the dentist when going to the dental office is “second nature.” In fact, we like to see children as early as possible – either within six months of a tooth coming in, or by their first birthday. A mother herself, Dr. Suri knows how to speak to children in a way that is non-intimidating, and she really loves working with children, too. This passion shows, and we’re confident that your child will actually look forward to visiting us.
Generally, Texas Health and Human Services lists a number of “services covered” by Children’s Medicaid and CHIP, including those fundamental, preventive visits. These services include:
- Routine check-ups at the dentist’s office
- Tests and other diagnostics
Most kids and teens who are Medicaid- and CHIP-eligible get their coverage in Texas through managed care plans: DentaQuest and MCNA Dental. These plans’ respective websites also refer to coverage of preventive sealants and fluoride, as well as restorative fillings, root canal therapy, crowns, extractions, and other dental treatments that are deemed “medically necessary.”
We are thrilled to bring peace of mind to your family, and to contribute to happy, healthy childhoods. We are used to working with many different types of insurance providers, and welcome your questions. Contact us today to get an appointment scheduled for your child.