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 find a Medicaid-enrolled dentist in your area, go to on Medicaid's website to find a list you can search. There is also a list of public health dental clinics and information on the clinic associated with the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham.
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.
No. Medicaid does not cover any type of dental care for adults.