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Florida Medicaid Needs Stronger Dental Benefits 

  • For Floridians 21 years and older Medicaid only covers emergency dental services and procedures essential to prepare the mouth for dentures

  • There is no clarity about what, if any, non-emergency dental benefits are provided through Florida Medicaid.  

  • Only parents of dependent children who earn less than 27% of the federal poverty level ($486 per month for a family of three) qualify for Medicaid in Florida. Single adults do not qualify for Medicaid in Florida at all.

How You Can Help!

Florida's leaders have the opportunity to pass legislation expanding Florida Medicaid’s adult dental benefits to include preventative, diagnostic, routine, and major dental services.

Sign the Petition

Click here to sign the petition in support of a comprehensive Medicaid adult dental benefit. The letter will be delivered to the bill sponsors and members of the relevant committees.

Sign Here

Join the Florida Oral Health Alliance

The Florida Oral Health Alliance (FOHA) is a coalition of Floridians, dentists, community organizations, and more working to improve oral health in Florida. Join us to learn more about efforts to pass a comprehensive dental benefit, educate communities, and change the way providers deliver dental care.

Learn More

What Can Florida Do?

  • Florida should expand the minimum adult dental benefits provided by Medicaid to include:

    • Disease prevention and restoration

    • Emergency treatment

    • Routine diagnostic care (dental cleanings, exams and x-rays)

    • Basic dental services (fillings and extractions)

    • Major dental services (root canals, crowns and dentures and other dental protheses)

  • Share your story to help improve access to oral health in Florida during the next Florida legislative session.

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Are You on Medicaid, but Can't Get Dental Care?

Share Your Story and Recieve a $20 gift card.

Florida Voices for Health is capturing the stories of Floridians to help expand Medicaid's Dental Benefit. 

Participants must be:

  1. Enrolled in Medicaid and

  2. Unable to access services.  

By telling us your story, you help speak for people who may be facing issues just like yours. You have the opportunity to help change the future for millions of Floridians.

How Does It Work?

  • Fill out the form below

  • Text us at 850.296.2241

  • Email us at FLVOICES@healthyfla.org

  • Find us on Facebook Messenger (@FLVoices4Health)

Submit your story using the form below. After you submit your story, a member of our staff may contact you to learn more about your situation and to ensure that Florida Voices for Health understands your story in detail.

Florida Voices for Health will match participants with opportunities to share their stories publicly. Opportunities may include: requests from the media, policymakers, and advocates; use in our online efforts; and use in our policy briefs.

We will always ask your permission before we release any contact information or highlight your story, and you can always opt out of any opportunity.

By submitting your story you agree to our consent and release guidelines.

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