Virginia Medicaid

Dental - Children

Virginia's Medicaid Smiles For Children program offers comprehensive dental service to children under age 21. Smiles For Children also provides comprehensive services, except orthodontics, to pregnant individuals enrolled in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS. Effective July 1, 2021 adults participating in Medicaid started receiving comprehensive dental benefits. DentaQuest is the single Dental Benefits Administrator of Virginia's Medicaid Smiles For Children Program.

Dental Benefits

Under current policy, Smiles For Children (SFC) pays for limited medically necessary oral surgery services for members 21 years of age and older when performed by a participating SFC dentist. Medically necessary services are those services that are complicating a patient's general health and are associated with excessive pain, infection or dental conditions that exacerbate a medical condition.

Smiles For Children Member Handbook
Find A Smiles For Children Dentist
Click here to go to the DentaQuest Smiles For Children website or call Smiles For Children at 1-888-912-3456


For Medicaid Foster Care Children, utilization for State Fiscal Year 2021 is 77%.