Regular Dental Care is Important
Healthy teeth are a part of good overall health. Tooth decay can start early, so it is important for children to begin seeing a dentist by age 1. Regular check-ups catch tooth decay early or prevent it in the 1st place and children can learn early on that going to the dentist is safe and fun.
Tips for Choosing a Dentist
Look for a dentist that:
Accepts your method of payment
Has office hours that work for you
Is comfortable with children
Is located close to you
Offers a plan for dental care after hours
Tips for Parents at the Dental Office
Make sure you are on time for the appointment.
If you cannot make it, call to cancel the day before.
Bring your child’s insurance card.
Before the visit, write down concerns or questions you want to ask.
Call the I-Smile™ Coordinator if you need help.
Find a Dentist Who Accepts Medicaid
It can be hard to find a dentist who accepts Iowa Medicaid, I-Smile™ can help. You can request a list of dentists accepting new patients with Iowa Medicaid. Contact I-Smile (319-292-2284) for a list of providers to be mailed or emailed to you.
The I-Smile™ Coordinator is just a phone call away. Help is available to answer dental questions, find a dentist and make appointments. The I-Smile™ Coordinator can help families work through barriers to dental care, just call 319-292-2284.