5.4 Use of Public Funding

Medicaid and Maryland Healthy Smiles

Managing DataParents may contact Maryland Healthy Smiles at (877) KIDS NOW ((877) 543-7669) (toll free) to find out if their child is eligible for the program. Patients also can call (800) 492-5231 with general questions about Maryland Medical Assistance.

Programs also are encouraged to refer parents to Healthy Teeth Healthy Kids as well as to Mighty Tooth for information on oral hygiene and dental sealants, respectively, and to access low-cost dental care throughout the state.

Finally, the Maryland Oral Health Resource Guide offers information about oral health resources throughout the state and can be used to provide patient referrals in each of Maryland’s 24 counties.