Recognizing the link between dental health and overall health as well as the pain and disability resulting from lack of dental care, the state legislature expanded Colorado’s Medicaid program in 2013 to cover adults over the age of twenty. People under twenty-one were already covered for sealants and fluoride treatments, cleanings, oral surgery, and orthodontics in cases of extreme misalignment. But now, adults, too, may get treatments, including scaling and planing, extractions, fillings, root canals, and crowns for a cost to the state of less than $1000 from the July 1-June 20 calendar year. Dentures are also covered and exempt from the $1000 per year cap.
Colorado’s Medicaid program was renamed Health First Colorado in 2016, and it now contracts with the dental administrator DentaQuest for patient processing. People enrolled in Health First Colorado do not make co-payments.
Drs. Navid and Faranak Rahimpour operate Southern Cross Dental at 1855 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80905-2516. To schedule an appointment, call 719-471-1717 or visit SouthernCrossFamilyDentistry.com and fill out a contact sheet.