Filling the Need: Orthodontist one of...

Filling the Need: Orthodontist one of few who accept Medicaid

There are 337 comments on the Winston-Salem Journal story from Sep 24, 2006, titled Filling the Need: Orthodontist one of few who accept Medicaid. In it, Winston-Salem Journal reports that:

Dr. Paul Watkins, who has offices in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, accepts patients with Medicaid insurance.

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Darla

Tampa, FL

#142 Feb 25, 2009
My daughter has medicaid I can't find a dentist who takes it for BRACES ANYWHERE please help in Lakeland or Tampa Florida area
Darla

Tampa, FL

#143 Feb 25, 2009
hana wrote:
i really need an orthadontist as soon as possible because i just moved from kentucky to fl. and i used to have an orthadontist over there that accepted medecaid and he would change the metal of the braces every 6 weeks. and here i am in orlando florida with no orthadontist for about 6 months! and my braces are wearing out and they need to be changed or taken out immediatley!
Dr. Amani Alkhairi
1009 Amber Road
Orlando, Fl 32807
Darla

Tampa, FL

#144 Feb 25, 2009
CONCERNED PARENT wrote:
There is a orthodontist with many locations in FLorida...No Referral neede 1-800-4BRACES Good Luck
They could not help me they said they do not take medicaid
Darla

Tampa, FL

#145 Feb 25, 2009
worried mom wrote:
i am a mother of three, my husband and i separated stopped the insurance for my daughter who has braces, i dont have any money to continue her treatment, they have not been on for 6 months with no treatment, the wires are sticking out and hurting her mouth, the bottom wire was sticking out so far that she look the rubber bands off and the wire but now they are tearing up the inside of her mouth.PLEASE IF ANYONE KNOWS OF AN ORTHODONTIST THAT ACCEPTS MEDICAID IN THE NEW PORT RICHEY, TAMPA AREA PLEASE CONTACT ME @ [email protected] Thank You, Kat
Dr. Amani Alkhairi
1009 Amber Road
Orlando, Fl 32807
Tesa

AOL

#146 Mar 9, 2009
I live in Lakeland Fl.. I am searching for an Oral Surgeon for my 3yr old son..He has a mucocele on his inner bottom lip.It has to be removed by an oral surgeon... I have been searching and can't find one who accepts medicaid and will see a 3yr old.. I am willing to travel anywhere I have to in this state... My e-mail is [email protected] If you know of any oral surgeons or can tell me where to look to find one I would GREATLY appreciate it...Thanks
diamondhead mother

Boise, ID

#147 Mar 16, 2009
bruce bleil, ulman ave in bay st louis, Sorry it won't let me post number, but medicaid has a provider search online that will help, if you have not found one by now.
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Iris S_ wrote:
i am 16 years old and need braces . i am looking for an orthodontist near harrison county in mississippi that excepts medicaid..PLEASE HELP ME!!!
BARBARA

Cape Coral, FL

#148 Mar 16, 2009
i am in clewiston florida middle of the state in south florida are there any orthodinists that accept medicaid in the south part of the state
Jimmy

Austin, TX

#149 Mar 24, 2009
Why don't you find a job that has dental insurance. Dental insurance will generally pay the first $1,500 and then you can finance the rest. You should pay for it like I had to, and don't make the taxpayer pay for it. We are already paying for the Wall Street bailout.

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Diane at KCHD

Silverdale, WA

#150 Apr 14, 2009
This has been a big problem for most everyone I talk to who is on Medicaid. I run a program at the Health District called ABCD (Access To Baby & Child Dentistry)so I deal only with children 5 and under, BUT I also have access to many resources. There's one program you might want to look into called Service With a Smile, this is a program where you can receive dental care for volunteer service. For more information check them out online. You also might want to try Dr. Seok Nichols. I'm not 100% sure he accepts Medicaid, but I read online that he does accept it, so it wouldn't hurt to call and find out, the worst that will happen is that you will be told "no".
The last resource I can offer you would require driving down to Tacoma. You will have to go online to get the number to the Pierce County Dental Society, they can refer you to a dentist who accepts DSHS insurance. This forum doesn't allow posting of phone numbers, otherwise I would have posted that information on here for you. But Google is a wonderful tool! Good luck!
Kathleen wrote:
I'm looking for an orthodontist that accepts medicaid for my son. We live in Bremerton, Washington.(Kitsap County) but will go wherever we can. I've checked with every ortho in the phone book, and surrounding counties and checked with the medicaid hotline in Olympia and so far, nothing. Thanks.
[email protected]
Sarah

Naples, FL

#151 Apr 21, 2009
My daughter has medicaid I can't find a dentist who takes it for BRACES ANYWHERE, she has not seen a doctor for the past 3 months, please help in Naples, and willing to go to Miami, Fl.
Saddened

Utica, KY

#152 May 6, 2009
Diane at KCHD wrote:
This has been a big problem for most everyone I talk to who is on Medicaid. I run a program at the Health District called ABCD (Access To Baby & Child Dentistry)so I deal only with children 5 and under, BUT I also have access to many resources. There's one program you might want to look into called Service With a Smile, this is a program where you can receive dental care for volunteer service. For more information check them out online. You also might want to try Dr. Seok Nichols. I'm not 100% sure he accepts Medicaid, but I read online that he does accept it, so it wouldn't hurt to call and find out, the worst that will happen is that you will be told "no".
The last resource I can offer you would require driving down to Tacoma. You will have to go online to get the number to the Pierce County Dental Society, they can refer you to a dentist who accepts DSHS insurance. This forum doesn't allow posting of phone numbers, otherwise I would have posted that information on here for you. But Google is a wonderful tool! Good luck!
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Can you tell me if breastfeeding contributes to dental caries in children and under what circumstances. My daughter is in a custody fight and she is accuse of contributing to dental caries in her son and that she must stop breastfeeding. She practices extended breastfeeding, but never has the son fell asleep with milk in his mouth. Could there be other causes?
Kat Salazar

Navarre, FL

#153 May 8, 2009
He says, "Mom - do you know how many times I've been rejected by girls because of my teeth?!!!" I keep trying to tell my 13 year old son who was just chosen to be a Counselor In Training at Boy Scout Camp this summer that if they truely adored him for the amazing person that he is, they would not see his teeth but only his heart. Meanwhile, my heart breaks for him!!! The he goes on to tell me about how all people see him and says, "when people look at you, the first thing they see is your smile and your teeth and mine suck!" They are very crooked and out of place. I feel ashamed and hurt that I can't afford to help my own son. The real father left when my second son was about 2 months old. We haven't seen him or any money since then. I work but it's never enough. I ask him to be patient and tell him that someday I might have the money or a solution - afterall, I am his Mom. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF AN ORTHODONTIST IN OR NEAR ALBANY, GEORGIA WHO CAN HELP US? katcodytris at yahoo dot com
humble, kind thanks - Kat
brittany

Apex, NC

#154 May 18, 2009
Jessica Murphy wrote:
I am a 20 year old female with a very bad overbite and have a tongue thrust problem I have medicaid and they said they will cover my braces as long as i am under 21 but i cant find a dentist that will help me could you help me please i got picked on all my life and i want to fix my problem soon
hey did you ever get your braces through medicaid...if so what was the process because im in the same situation as far as the overbite, tongue thrust, and on medicaid!!! please reply
Nicole

Lufkin, TX

#155 May 28, 2009
Jimmy wrote:
Why don't you find a job that has dental insurance. Dental insurance will generally pay the first $1,500 and then you can finance the rest. You should pay for it like I had to, and don't make the taxpayer pay for it. We are already paying for the Wall Street bailout.
Dude... no one wants to hear any of the rude comments you have. one of these days, you'll need help. remember that. karma
Melissa Solis

Plano, TX

#156 Jun 1, 2009
Does anyone know any medicaid orthodontic provider in central florida?
mom who struggles

Monroe, LA

#157 Jun 5, 2009
Jimmy wrote:
Why don't you find a job that has dental insurance. Dental insurance will generally pay the first $1,500 and then you can finance the rest. You should pay for it like I had to, and don't make the taxpayer pay for it. We are already paying for the Wall Street bailout.
You should be ashamed of yourself. I am a taxpayer and medicaid is there to help those less fortunate.... get over yourself, you deserve too pay for it your in humane.Loser.
Charlotte

United States

#158 Jun 12, 2009
I'm 14 & I live in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm EXTREMELY self concious about my crooked teeth. Two of my top teeth started growing before the other two fell out. I also have a pretty bad overbite. I really wish I could get braces, but I can't figure out an orthodontist who accepts medicaid. And if I can get a job sometime soon, I want to find an orthodontist who either accepts it, or has pretty low monthly payments. Any ideas?
stewartfamily

Chicago, IL

#159 Jun 17, 2009
Does anyone know of any organization or dentists that accept medicaid in illinois.
Vickie Hunt

Maxton, NC

#160 Jun 18, 2009
mae wrote:
I NEED TO FIND AN ORTHODONTIST WHO ACCEPTS MEDICAID IN SOUTH CAROLINA; MY DAUGHTER NEEDS THEM OR EVEN IF NORTH CAROLINA OR GEORGIA ACCEPTS SOUTH CAROLINA MEDICAID. THANKS
There is one in Raeford NC John Mark Griffies
Vickie Hunt

Maxton, NC

#161 Jun 18, 2009
Is there an orthodontist that will fix my teeth that are gapped and bucked? I have medicaid and I am 36 years old.

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