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Having a healthy mouth is smart. Kids may miss less school, make friends more easily, speak more clearly and learn better in class when they have healthy teeth and mouths.

The Healthy Kids Dental program (HKD), administered in part by Delta Dental, helps Michigan children under the age of 21 with Medicaid have healthy, happy smiles—at no cost to you.

NOTE: The MIChild program has merged with Healthy Kids Dental administered by Delta Dental. Your benefits have not changed.

Are you a Delta Dental participating HKD dentist?

Log in to Dental Office Toolkit® to download and view the Healthy Kids Dental manual.

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Verification of eligibility on the date of service of each Delta Dental HKD patient is essential as eligibility for these patients may change frequently. If you do not check eligibility on the date of service for a Delta Dental HKD patient before you begin treatment, and deliver services to an ineligible patient, you cannot receive reimbursement from Delta Dental and cannot bill the patient for the services. If you have not already done so, please set up a process where you check your Delta Dental HKD patients’ eligibility on their appointment days.

Brush up on Healthy Kids Dental requirements

It’s important to remember the appointment access standards for your patients who have HKD administered by Delta Dental.

These standards are as follows:

Dental Plan Appointment and Timely Access to Care Standards

Type of Care Length of time
Emergency Dental Services Immediately, 24/7
Urgent Care Within 48 hours
Routine Care Within 21 business days of request
Preventive Services Within six weeks of request
Initial Appointment Within eight weeks of request