Filling the Need: Orthodontist one of...

Filling the Need: Orthodontist one of few who accept Medicaid

There are 344 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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#21 May 23, 2007
hello, my son is on Medicaid and if you have that # to that dentist in Charlotte, nc., I really need it bad. He needs braces, some of his new teeth are growing in way out of line and its scaring me. I cant afford braces myself for him financially. I live in Gastonia. Thanks...
Amie Coria

Yakima, WA

#22 May 24, 2007
I have 2 teenage daughters that need braces. I live in Wenatchee Washington. Looking for a Orthodontist that takes medicaid or reasonable payments.

Jacksonville, NC

#23 May 26, 2007
Gina wrote:
hello, my son is on Medicaid and if you have that # to that dentist in Charlotte, nc., I really need it bad. He needs braces, some of his new teeth are growing in way out of line and its scaring me. I cant afford braces myself for him financially. I live in Gastonia. Thanks...
There is a dentist in Raleigh that accepts medicaid. His name is Dr Campbell.
K Wilson

Lafayette, LA

#24 May 29, 2007
i am in illinois and i need a orthodontist who excepts medicaid because my son needs braces

Greer, SC

#25 Jun 1, 2007


#26 Jun 6, 2007
is there any dentist in port saint lucie, florida that accepts medicaidto do braces for kids?

United States

#27 Jun 8, 2007
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!!!
hi did you find one in long beach,? cause i am looking for one too

United States

#28 Jun 8, 2007
have you found one? if so please let me know, i am looking in harrison county also..thanks..

United States

#29 Jun 16, 2007
In Virginia u have to have a bad bite and they grade it to find out if medicaid will pay. If u don't get high enough points then u should ask the doctor if he will give u a discount and a payment plan.

Asheville, NC

#30 Jun 21, 2007
I work for the Dept. of Social Services in NC. Here is the website link for all of the NC people who are looking for Dentist/Orthodontist in NC. If there are any others missing, I'm sure you can locate them based on the cities. Hope this helps the NC people.
**** Also for those of you in other states, check with your local Department that issues these benefits or check the state website that has the information for these benefits.

United States

#31 Jun 25, 2007
My son has been approved to get brace through medicaid in Georgia. The only catch have to be determined by a dentist that it is a health issue. Not sure what my sons was but his pallet (the top of your mouth) goes norrow, so maybe that has something to do with it. There is a orthodontic in Hapeville, Ga that takes medicaid and will try to get you approved for them but it took us 6 months or more to get the approval. Good Luck to all of you!!!!

Taylors, SC

#32 Jun 28, 2007
need greenville sc mediciad orthrodontists

Morehead City, NC

#33 Jun 28, 2007
My daughter has medicaid. Is there medicaid coverage for braces in nc? Her pediatric dentist has informed us she will need braces and possibility will need a consultation as early as age 8 1/2 which is less than 1 year away. I don't know if this work will be covered.

Orlando, FL

#34 Jul 3, 2007
My daughter really needs to continue her treatment,we live in sanford florida,would like a clinic that accepts medicaid,please need some information. thank you. Mom
Stephanie Woodstock GA

Cumming, GA

#35 Jul 5, 2007
My daughter is on medicaid and needs braces any one know a place?
sherry in georgia

Cedartown, GA

#36 Jul 8, 2007
i have a 10 year old son who needs braces bad . if anyone knows of a dentist in ga that takes medicaid for braces please email me at. thanks.5421

United States

#37 Jul 10, 2007
im on medicaid and need braces does anyone know of an orthodontist thaat takes medicaid seriously nobody takes medicaid any more i need help

United States

#38 Jul 16, 2007
crystal wrote:
<quoted text> there is a ortho in raeford nc that accepts medicaid.
I know of an orthodontics in Raliegh, NC and Durham,NC that will accept medicaid

You may contact me for more info at
Margarita Estrada

Crystal, MI

#39 Jul 16, 2007
Hello. I need help finding an orthodontist who accepts medicaid in Orlando or sourrounding areas. Both myself, and my two daughters require braces. I have lived the agony of an overbite and crowding. Now, my children are faced with the same problem. PLEASE HELP.

Thank you,

Summerton, SC

#40 Jul 16, 2007
I live in South Carolina. My daughter needs braces and I don't have the money for it right now and I was wondering if medicaid pays for braces in South Carolina.

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