CHIP Dental Benefits

Find out what is covered by your Texas CHIP dental plan.

What's Covered for CHIP Members

Your child receives statewide coverage for the following services:

  • Exam cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • X-rays, fillings, crowns, and root canals
  • Teeth removal and other medically necessary treatments

How do I get these services for my child?

You have selected DentaQuest as your child’s dental health plan through the CHIP program. Call your Main Dentist listed on the front of your child’s DentaQuest member ID card.

What does Medically Necessary mean?

That’s the standard for deciding whether CHIP will cover a dental service for your child.  For dental services or products provided, the test is whether a prudent dentist would provide the service or product to a patient to diagnose, prevent, or treat dental pain, infection, disease, dysfunction, or disfiguration in accordance with generally accepted procedures of the professional dental community.

What services are not covered? 

  • Services that are not needed for dental health 
  • Cosmetic dental care 
  • General anesthesia or intravenous/conscious sedation 
  • Orthodontia (braces)

How do I get emergency dental care for my child and who do I call?

During normal business hours, call your child’s Main Dentist to find out how to get emergency services. If your child needs emergency dental services after the Main Dentist’s office has closed, call your CHIP medical health plan.