Understanding the Kansas Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit
In 2022 the Kansas Legislature approved funding to extend dental coverage to adults enrolled in Medicaid (KanCare) and in 2023 the Legislature added funding to cover dentures for adults.This new funding is the biggest step forward in the state's history in making dental care available to some of the most underserved Kansans.

The new KanCare adult dental benefits went into effect on July 1, 2022 and the denture coverage went into effect on July 1, 2023. The coverage includes fillings and crowns, periodontal care, and silver diamine fluoride dentures, partials, and repairs. Transportation to dental appointments for these services is also available. The managed care organizations (Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Sunflower Health Plan, and United Healthcare) will continue to cover exams and cleanings through their value-added benefits.

Click below to see each Managed Care Organizations’ Value-Added Benefits
Aetna Better Health of Kansas
Sunflower Health Plan
United Healthcare

Oral Health Kansas produced a one-minute video to announce the new dental benefits and sharing the importance of the coverage. Please watch and share our short video.




For Consumers

For Providers

  • Frequently Asked Questions, including who is eligible and how a practice can understand the needs of Medicaid consumers.
  • Enroll to become a Medicaid provider.
  • List of codes covered in the new benefit and the rates for each.
  • Dr. Aaron Bumann, Kansas City, Missouri, pediatric dentist shares myths and facts about being a Medicaid dental provider in this video.

More Questions?

  • Oral Health Kansas is dedicated to providing the information consumers and providers need to access the Medicaid adult dental benefits. Contact Oral Health Kansas at with additional questions.


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