Proud to Support Texas Children with Medicaid and CHIP Dental Coverage

Why Choose DentaQuest?

We’re here with you.

Our local office is in Austin, so our employees live right in the state of Texas with you.

We are ready to help.

We know taking care of children means always being short on time. That’s why we give you support the way you want it and in your language of choice. We also make it easy to keep your child healthy by providing reminders and helping set up dentist visits.


Never applied for Medicaid or CHIP coverage?

You can easily check to see if your child can get Medicaid or CHIP online at

Are you already a DentaQuest Member?

You should sign up for our secure Member website! Once you register you can get copies of your ID card, check benefits and change your Main Dentist 24/7.

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What Do I Get with DentaQuest?

Basic coverage that is anything but basic.


Great coverage on preventive services:* Our plans include checkups, cleanings, fluoride and X-rays.


Coverage for more serious issues:* Our plans also include fillings, crowns, and tooth extractions and other medically necessary treatments.


Help when you need it: Our Member service team speaks Spanish and English. We are ready to help 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time. You can also use our secure Member website 24/7. The website can give you information on benefits, a copy of your ID card or let you pick a new Main Dentist.


Reminders for care: We will also reach out and let you know when it’s time for your child to visit the dentist. We can even help you set up the visit.


Dentists close to home: You can pick your child's dentist from our network. And if they don’t already have a dentist, we can help find one. If you ever need to pick a new Main Dentist, we can help with that too. You can even go online and change it anytime.

* The plan information you get when you sign up will spell out the details of what’s covered and when.

What Does It Cost?

Children’s Medicaid is at no cost to you.

If your child is able to get Children's Medicaid, there is no cost to you for covered services.

CHIP fees vary based on your income.

If your child is able to get CHIP, your enrollment fee and co-pays will be based on your family’s income. Enrollment fees are $50 or less per family, per year. Co-pays for covered services like doctor visits and prescriptions range from $3 to $5 for lower-income families and $20 to $35 for higher-income families.

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Find a Provider

From Amarillo to Zapata, we offer great dentists and Member support right where you live.



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Value-Added Services
Starting September 1, 2021

Good dental habits have their rewards.

Limitations and restrictions apply.

If your child has joined CHIP or Medicaid and received care on or after September 1, 2021, you may qualify for one of the following:


Free Dental Care Kit
for Child and Parent


Get off to the right start by having a dental visit with 90 days of when you sign up with us. When you do, you can get one zippered backpack and a dental kit that includes a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste and a brushing chart and stickers. We will also include a spinning toothbrush, a timer and floss for the parent. That way, you can brush along with your child!

CHIP Value-Added Services Form

Medicaid Value-Added Services Form


$20 Walmart Gift Card
for Preventive Visit


You can also get a $20 Walmart Gift Card when your child gets age-appropriate covered preventive care. You can use the card to buy healthy foods in order to improve overall oral health.

Members Age Range / Required Dental Treatment

  • 6 months – 35 months

    Must receive a dental check-up
  • 36 months – 5 years
Must receive topical fluoride treatment
  • 6 – 9 years
Must have their 1st molars sealed
  • 10 – 14 years

    Must have their 2nd molars sealed
  • 15 – 20 years

    Must have two (2) teeth cleanings

DentaQuest wants to encourage you to keep your child’s smile healthy, so you can earn this reward every calendar year.

To qualify, you will need to get the right care for your age. Then you can just fill out and send us the form below. Some limitations apply.

CHIP Value-Added Services Form

Medicaid Value-Added-Services Form


$10 Walmart Gift Card
for Following up After an Emergency Room Visit


DentaQuest encourages Members to get non-emergency dental care from their Main Dentist and not in the emergency room when that is appropriate. Eligible Members may receive one $10 Walmart gift card for taking the following steps if they have had to visit a hospital emergency room for a dental related issue:

  • Have a follow-up visit with their Main Dentist within 30 days of visiting the emergency room for a dental related issue.
  • Complete the Value-Added Services form and quiz below and submit to DentaQuest.

One gift card per member, per lifetime.

CHIP Value-Added Services Form and Quiz

Medicaid Value-Added Services Form and Quiz

As of September 1, 2021, the extra benefits will change. There will no longer be a $10 Walmart gift card for signing up for the member portal.

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Qualify for Benefits

To join Medicaid or CHIP, the first step is to qualify for benefits. To do that, you’ll need to visit At the site, you can also find out about medical benefits, WIC and SNAP food benefits, and cash assistance.

To qualify a child must be:
• Age 18 or younger (children up to age 20 can qualify for Medicaid in some cases).

• A Texas resident.

• A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

What if I am not a U.S. citizen?The state does not ask about the citizenship or immigration status of the parent. Only the child must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident in Texas to be considered for CHIP/Children’s Medicaid coverage.


Pick your Plan

Once you qualify for benefits, you can call the enrollment broker to pick your plan. Be sure to tell them that you choose DentaQuest for dental services. You can reach the Enrollment Broker at 1-800-964-2777. Enrollment Broker Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time Monday to Friday except federal holidays. TTY Service: Federal Relay Service 7‐1‐1.

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