Leading The Way

As the nation's largest dental provider serving Medicaid children and families, Kool Smiles is leading the way in creating dental access and improving health outcomes.

Creating Access

We're proud to have created millions of dental homes for children by providing general dentistry and specialist services to historically underserved patient populations. Approximately 80 percent of our patients are Medicaid or CHIP enrollees and we accept insurance plans that most dentists do not.

Improving Outcomes

The oral health of our patients significantly improves the longer Kool Smiles has been in a community. With access to regular dental care, the need for restorative procedures like fillings and crowns decreases over time. After eight years of practicing in a community, our dentists have helped lower the average patient's need for restorative procedures by 39 percent — a clear indication that we are improving oral health over time.

Lowering Costs

Studies show our practice model helps Kool Smiles dentists deliver cost-effective, conservative dental care. In fact, a recent multi-year analysis by Dobson DaVanzo & Associates found that if all dental providers were to adopt the same care protocols as Kool Smiles, state Medicaid programs could save $550 million annually or provide care to almost two million more Medicaid patients each year.

Delivering Quality

Our top priority is to ensure our patients receive effective, safe, and medically appropriate care. Quality measures from third party payers show Kool Smiles leads the way in quality, anchored by our award-winning compliance and clinical auditing programs.

Giving Back

Helping local communities thrive is at the heart of what we do. Since our founding in 2002, Kool Smiles dentists have invested more than $100 million into the communities they serve through education, outreach and charitable giving programs. Our annual Halloween candy buy-back program, free dental care days for children, and international dentist mission trips are just a few of the ways Kool Smiles dentists give back.

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