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State Medicaid Coverage of Dental Services for General Adult and Pregnant Populations

This map and chart highlight dental benefits for adults and pregnant populations enrolled in Medicaid. For pregnant womenoral health complications are associated with poor pregnancy outcomes like low birth weight and preterm birth. State Medicaid programs are required to cover dental services for children under 21, but services for adults, including pregnant women are optional. Currently, 36 states and Washington DC provide coverage beyond emergency dental services and 29 states and Washington DC provide extensive dental services for pregnant women