Comprehensive dental services are a Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) benefit for members age 20 and under. See the Dental Benefits page for information on dental services for Health First Colorado members age 21 and older.
Who is eligible for children's dental services?
Children ages 20 and under who are enrolled in Health First Colorado services.
What services are covered under the state plan?
Children on Health First Colorado are entitled to preventive services including exams, cleanings, x-rays, sealants, space maintainers and fluoride treatments.
- Restorative procedures such as amalgam and tooth colored fillings, crowns, root canals, gum and oral surgery procedures are available to children ages 20 and under. On certain procedures, the dentist must receive approval from Health First Colorado before providing these services.
- Orthodontic benefits (braces) may be available in the case of a child with a severe bite problem.
- There are no additional costs to the clients for dental services.