TENNderCare Dental Services are available to help your children keep their teeth and gums healthy. Children are encouraged to see their dentist every 6 months for a FREE dental exam beginning at age 1 or earlier, if needed. To keep a healthy body, children need to have healthy teeth and gums. If you would like more dental information, click here to visit the member education page of TennDent website.
During the Spring of 2011, TennDent and Colgate are partnering together through the Bright Smiles Bright Futures program to conduct free dental screenings on children 12 years old and younger in a mobile van in the Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis areas. To locate a site near you, click here.
FIND A DENTIST...
Call TennDent Services at 1-877-418-6886.
Please remember, a dentist is a specialist and will require a $15 to $25 copay under TennCare Standard. If you are a TennCare Medicaid enrollee you will not have a copay for covered preventive services.
*Orthodontic treatment (braces) is only provided to children diagnosed with a severe handicapping malocclusion (go to definition in the Public Necessity Rules). Even if your general dentist thinks braces would improve your child's smile, this is considered cosmetic treatment and is not paid for by TennCare.