TennCare dental benefits are handled by a contracted dental benefit manager. TennCare's current dental benefits manager is DentaQuest.
Do you have questions about dental benefits not answered here? Call DentaQuest (toll free) at 1-855-418-1622.
Children's Dental Services
Comprehensive dental services are available to children as medically necessary. Parents are encouraged to bring their children in to see a dentist for routine care.
Orthodontic treatment (braces) is only provided to children diagnosed with a 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.
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Call DentaQuest at 1-855-418-1622.
School-based Dental Program
Since 2001, the Tennessee Department of Health has had a grant agreement with TennCare.
This grant is for oral disease prevention services for grade school children (K-8) in public schools. In these schools, at least 50 percent of the students must participate in the school lunch program. This also includes referral of underserved children with unmet dental needs to dental providers.
For more information, please visit the Tennessee Department of Health.