Effective March 1, 1999, the department has contracted with DentaQuest to administer the dental program for Medical Assistance and All Kids clients. DentaQuest is the fiscal agent of the department for the dental program, which is a fee-for-service program.
The Illinois HFS Adult Dental benefit is changing to emergency services only, effective July 1, 2012. The only Adult covered services will be an exam, X-rays, and sedation as long as an extraction is completed on the same day of the services, or within seven days, to allow a patient to receive necessary antibiotic treatment prior to the extraction.
Illinois Medicaid Dentist Health Care provider treatment oral health maintenance resources funded by state and federal government agencies private insurances and public insurance carriers for families and individuals meet qualifying criteria as determined by each state public health agency Illinois Dentists IL - Medicaid Public Health Care.
Dental Coverage in Illinois’ Medicaid Program How to find a dentist that accepts Medicaid: To find a dentist who accepts Medicaid or find out which services are covered, call DentaQuest at 1-888-286-2447 or TTY 1-800-466-7566 or find a dentist online.
Dental Benefits for Adults in Medicaid. States have flexibility to determine what dental benefits are provided to adult Medicaid enrollees. While most states provide at least emergency dental services for adults, less than half of the states currently provide comprehensive dental care. There are no minimum requirements for adult dental coverage.