Frequently Asked Questions


The Alabama Medicaid Dental program covers certain routine preventive and restorative services for children under age 21 who have full Medicaid eligibility.

Below are some questions people often ask about Medicaid's Dental program.  Click on the questions to see the answers:

To see a list of Medicaid enrolled dentist in your area, go to
No. However, in order to have Medicaid coverage you need to take your child to a dentist who is a Medicaid provider.
Medicaid provides medically necessary orthodontic services for eligible and qualified recipients. Orthodontic services must be requested through a multidisciplinary clinic administered by Alabama Children's Rehabilitation Service (Phone 1-800-846-3697) or another qualified clinic enrolled as a contract vendor in the Medicaid Dental Program. All medically necessary orthodontic treatment must be prior authorized by Medicaid before services are provided.
Medicaid covers dental care for pregnant recipients who are age 21 and older with current full Medicaid until 60 days after the pregnancy ends.
To see a list of Medicaid enrolled dentists in your area, go to Please note that Federally Qualified Healthcare Clinic (FQHC) in your area may also provide dental care.