Healthy Kids Dental

Your child’s smile is important to you. It's important to us, too. This program is offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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Healthy Kids Dental coverage

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan have teamed up to bring you the Healthy Kids Dental program — dental coverage at no cost to you. If your child is under 21, lives in Michigan and has a Medicaid plan, they might qualify for this program.

Benefits Summary

No-cost dental coverage

Healthy Kids Dental provides coverage your child needs at no cost to you.

Healthy Kids Dental coverage includes:

  • Exams
  • X-rays
  • Screenings and assessments
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Cleanings
  • Root canals
  • Emergency dental services
  • Fluoride treatments

See the Benefits Summary (PDF) for a more complete list of all the benefits.

How to enroll

Not signed up yet for Medicaid or Healthy Kids Dental? Enrolling is easy. For more information and to see if your child qualifies, call Michigan ENROLLS.

Michigan ENROLLS
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday

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Dental health tips

Did you know children should have their first dental visit when the first tooth comes in or by age 1? Or that children should have a dental exam every six months? Learn more about these and other dental health tips so you can keep your children's teeth healthy.

How to contact customer service

Our customer service representatives are trained to explain dental treatments and Heathy Kids Dental plan benefits. They can also help refer your child to a dental specialist, send a replacement ID card and more.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
TTY: 711
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday

You can also call after business hours for urgent concerns regarding your child's oral health, and we can connect you to our Emergency Help Line for assistance.

For dental providers

Are you a dental care provider? Find out how to join the Healthy Kids Dental network and learn more about the program.

How to transition care

If you're a new member and received covered Healthy Kids Dental services from another dental plan or the State of Michigan, we can help you continue your care. We'll make sure you can continue to receive services from network and out-of-network dentists.

To see if your dentist is in our network:

If your dentist is not in our network, we'll help you find a new dentist that's right for your family. We'll also honor any prior authorizations approved by your last dental plan or the State of Michigan for covered Healthy Kids Dental services for the first 90 days after you have joined our plan.

We'll also cover services if you lose Medicaid or CHIP eligibility while enrolled in our plan. We'll cover the care as long as it is given within 60 days from the date eligibility was lost.

How to file grievances or appeals

If you decide to have someone represent you or act for you at any time during the grievance or appeal process, you can either:

  1. Send us a letter informing us that you want someone else to represent you and include in the letter their contact information or, 
  2. Fill out the Designation of Authorized Representative for Appeal Form (PDF) and send it to us.

How to get help with transportation

We understand there may be times when you need a ride to your dental services or procedures. Healthy Kids Dental can help get you there at no cost to you.

If you live in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb county, call Modivcare to arrange free transportation to your dentist.

TTY users call 711
24 hours a day, seven days a week

If you live outside of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb county, call your local office of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to arrange free transportation to your dentist.

Where to get help with care coordination

If you have any chronic medical or dental condition, special needs, or need help with care coordination, call us and we will assist you.

Call: 1-800-936-0935
TTY: 711
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday


Certificate of Coverage

Member Handbook

Benefit Summary

Grievance Authorization Form



2023 Fall Newsletter

2023 Spring/Summer Newsletter

2022 Spring/Summer Newsletter


Notice of Privacy Practices

If applicable, based on your benefit plan, we posted Important Legal and Privacy Information that will help you understand your benefits and services, including:

  • Plan restrictions
  • How to obtain language assistance
  • Privacy practices
  • Service when traveling, during emergencies and after-hours
  • Information about drug coverage and pharmacy policies
  • How to file a claim for payment
  • And more

For a written copy of the notice of privacy practices, call the number on the back of your ID card or download our PDF.

Learn more about Medicaid

For information about Medicaid, visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Reporting Medicaid fraud

Have you seen possible fraud, waste or abuse? Learn more about what might be against the law and how to anonymously report it.