Summer 2024



With Healthy Kids Dental benefits administered by Delta Dental, your child can receive dental services at no cost! This includes dental exams, cleanings, X-rays, fillings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and more. Find the member handbook, certificate of coverage, and more here.

If your children have Medicaid and are under age 21, they have Healthy Kids Dental. Visit

Let's dive in!


Seal of approval


Brushing and flossing are essential habits for preventing cavities. Reaching all tooth surfaces, however, can be challenging.

Fluoride strengthens enamel but isn't as effective on deep grooves. Dental sealants offer an added layer of protection and are covered by Healthy Kids Dental.

Sealants are applied to children's molars early on to prevent cavities. The process is quick and painless, requiring no anesthesia. Your dentist cleans the teeth, applies an etching solution, then paints on the sealant. It hardens either naturally or with a curing light.

Once in place, sealants can protect teeth for many years. However, regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups remain crucial.

Ask your dentist about sealants at your child's next visit to help prevent cavities.

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We're here to help!

Delta Dental has care coordinators who are specially trained to help caregivers break down barriers to care, including those related to physical and mental health.

Call our team at 866-696-7441. They can help find a dentist for your child and/or foster child, including those with health issues.

Early intervention and prevention are important to oral and overall health. Learn more about overall wellness here. You can also find resources at

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Be ready for a dental emergency



Accidents happen. Parents of active kids know that all too well. For dental emergencies like bleeding, pain, infections, tooth issues or injuries, contact your dental office as soon as possible. Call 911 if it's a life-threatening emergency.

If you don't have a regular dentist, Delta Dental is here to help. Call our customer service at 866-696-7441 or use our the Find a Dentist tool to locate one nearby. After hours, call the same number for recorded information and emergency assistance. What if a dental emergency occurs while you're traveling out of state? Call Delta Dental’s customer service at 866-696-7441 for help finding a dentist. Even if they're not a Delta Dental HKD dentist, the HKD program covers services without prior authorization for emergencies outside Michigan. Healthy Kids Dental members can access the HKD portal for virtual visits, included in your coverage. Use it when:

  • You have a dental emergency without a regular dentist.
  • Your dentist is unavailable after hours.
  • You need dental advice while traveling without a dentist.

Teledentistry is already included in your existing dental coverage.

Get started by visiting the HKD teledentistry site or call (866) 716-4628.

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Choose an HKD dentist

To receive services at no cost to you, your child must see a Delta Dental HKD dentist. Find a dentist near you here.

  • You can switch to another Delta Dental HKD dentist at any time.
  • If you see a dentist who does not accept Delta Dental HKD, you may have to pay for services.
  • If you are changing dental plans and have been diagnosed with or are being treated for a serious dental condition, call the Delta Dental team at 866-696-7441 (TTY users call 711). We can help you receive continued care.
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Family recipe: Sugar-free popsicles



What could be better than a tasty, sugar-free treat on a hot summer day?


  • 1 package (3 ounces) of sugar-free JELL-O (any flavor you prefer)
  • 1 package sugar-free Kool-Aid mix (any flavor you prefer)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Cold water (see below for amount needed)


  • Combine JELL-O and Kool-Aid in a container and mix in boiling water.
  • Stir until the JELL-O is dissolved.
  • Add cold water to make 2 quarts.
  • Pour into popsicle molds or paper cups and place in the freezer until frozen.
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Quick hits

Update your contact information

Remember, you must update your contact information to requalify for Medicaid and Healthy Kids Dental benefits. Visit to update your address, phone number, and other contact information.

Did you know?

With Healthy Kids Dental benefits administered by Delta Dental, your child can receive dental services at no cost to you. This includes dental exams, cleanings, X-rays, fillings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and more!

Find the member handbook, certificate of coverage and more resources at

 If your children have Medicaid and are under age 21, they have Healthy Kids Dental. Visit

Reporting fraud, waste, or abuse

If you suspect someone of fraud, waste, or abuse, you can make an anonymous report. Call the Delta Dental anti-fraud hotline at 800-524-0147. You can also report to the state's Office of Inspector General (OIG) at 855-MI-FRAUD or by sending a letter to: Office of Inspector General, PO Box 30062, Lansing, MI 48909. You can also submit online here.

Review your member handbook for more information about fraud, waste, and abuse.

In your language

Get benefit help and information for you and/or your child in your language. Call our team at 866-696-7441 (TTY users call 711) for help.

HIPAA notice

Delta Dental takes your privacy very seriously. You can find our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices at (click the HIPAA policy link from the homepage). Or call 866-696-7441 to request a copy.



NOTICE: Prior authorization is required for deep cleanings, core build-ups and crowns.  Your dentist must submit a Prior Authorization Request and send it to us if you need any of the above services. This is an update to information in the current Healthy Kids Dental handbook.