Need to see a Dentist?

If you do not have a primary dentist, the first thing you should do is find a dentist that will accept your insurance. A reliable source in finding eligible dentists is:

To find a dentist, select your health plan, insurance program, as well as your zip code, and it will pull up all of the providers in your area that match your requirements.

*NOTE This website only lists healthcare providers that accept MEDICAID

After you receive your list, the next step is to communicate with the dentist’s office. The easiest way to communicate is by calling the number listed and asking the receptionist if the dentist is taking any additional patients. Make sure you have all of the information below before you make the call.

New visits are usually scheduled several weeks in advance, so patients should call when they are healthy. Calling ahead will ensure that you have a place to go when you need assistance.

Don’t get discouraged if a dentist is unable to accept you as a new patient, just move on to the next dentist on the list.

Insurance / Medicaid card

Please bring your insurance or Medicaid card with you, so your bill can be processed.

Social Security Number

Date of Birth

Address and Contact Info

Provide a valid phone number so that the office can reach you.

Contact from Previous Provider

Know the contact info of any past doctors you have had. This includes the CHECK Center.

Calendar and Schedule

Write down the time and date of your appointment on your calendar or schedule.

When you need to schedule an appointment, you will need the following things.

Insurance / Medicaid card

Please bring your insurance or Medicaid card with you, so your bill can be processed.

Arrange for Transportation

You can use the bus or Medicaid transportation.

Date of Birth & Social Security Number

Medications List

Bring a list of your current prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins or supplements, as well as a list of known drug allergies.

Arrive at the doctor’s office 15 minutes early to register. If you are running late, call the doctor’s office to let them know. They will let you know if you should still come or reschedule for another day and time.

If you cannot keep your appointment, please call the doctor's office or clinic as soon as possible or no later than the day before. Giving the doctor’s office as much notice as possible helps them better serve you. When you call, they will help reschedule your appointment. If you miss too many appointments, you may not be able to make an appointment there again. Missing appointments can effect you, the doctor’s office, and other patients.

Use link above for Cincinnati’s Public Transporation routes

You should plan on going to the dentist twice a year. Having a bi-yearly cleaning prevents any slow-developing dental concerns and checks the status of your wisdom teeth.

Play the following game to learn more about dental health!

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