What’s Covered?

A lot more than you may think!

When It Comes to Healthy Smiles, We've Got You Covered

Every child should have a healthy smile. With Delta Dental Smiles for Kids, your child has great benefits!  You also have access to great dentists for your child’s care. 

Now is the time to start using those benefits!  Make an appointment for your child with a dentist and remember to tell them your child has Delta Dental Smiles for Kids! 

We pay for covered services if:

  • Medically needed dental services
  • Done by a Delta Dental Smiles for Kids network dentist
  • Covered under the Arkansas Medicaid dental program, including any limits

Regular dental care helps keep children’s teeth healthy. Covered dental services are available at no cost as long as you see a Delta Dental Smiles for Kids network dentist. Children covered by ARKids First B do sometimes have to pay a co-payment.

Your child’s Delta Dental Smiles for Kids services include the following:

Preventive Services:

  • Dental exams
  • Risk assessment
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Gum maintenance
  • Screenings


  • Silver Diamine Fluoride
  • Fillings
  • Stainless steel or resin crowns


  • Extractions
  • Putting a knocked out tooth back
  • Biopsies
  • Treating injuries
  • Treating abscesses

Other Services:

  • X-rays
  • Space maintainers
  • Re-cementing of crowns, bridges and space maintainers
  • Root canals
  • Emergency treatment to reduce pain
  • Braces

Bonus Benefits Delta Dental Offers:

  • Cavity risk assessment
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride
  • 1 extra cleaning if you have periodontal disease

Before your child's dental visit, be sure to ask the dentist if all services are covered. 

More details are available

For complete benefit information, please refer to the Delta Dental Smiles for Kids Handbook.  The Handbook can be downloaded on this page. 

Prior Authorizations (Approval)

Certain services or benefits require Delta Dental’s pre-approval.  Your child’s dentist needs to contact us for approval.

If the services are not approved by Delta Dental, you and your child’s dentist will receive written notices.  If you still want the services, you will be responsible for paying the dentist. You may Appeal that decision by following the Appeals Process. Click here to learn more or call us at 1-866-864-2499.