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Dental Services

Effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2011:

  • Dental benefits for adults ages 21 and older will be limited to emergency dental treatment only such as pain or infection.  See Information Release (IR) MA11-13 for more details. 
  • Pregnant women ages 21 and older are exempt from this change and will continue to have the same dental benefits that are available to them now.
  • All Medicaid dental coverage will be administered through Idaho Smiles, with the exception of those participants receiving dental benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan.

Dental services for most Medicaid participants are provided by the Idaho Smiles Program through a contract with Blue Cross of Idaho and their subcontractor DentaQuest. This contract is monitored by the Medical Care Unit. 


Providers and participants should call Idaho Smiles Customer Service at (800) 936-0978.