Understanding the Kansas Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit
In 2022 the Kansas Legislature approved funding to extend dental coverage to adults enrolled in Medicaid (KanCare). In 2023 the Legislature added funding to cover dentures for adults, and in 2024 the Legislature approved additional funding to cover dental exams, x-rays, and cleanings 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. All adults covered by Medicaid now have access to a nearly comprehensive set of dental benefits.

The new KanCare adult dental benefits went into effect on July 1, 2022 and the denture coverage went into effect on July 1, 2023. Dental exam and cleaning coverage will go into effect on July 1, 2024. The following services are covered without an annual maximum:

  • Dental examinations and x-rays
  • Dental cleanings
  • Fillings and crowns
  • Silver diamine fluoride
  • Periodontal (gum disease) care
  • *Dentures, partials, and repairs
  • Transportation to dental appointments for these services is also available.


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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