Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign


Webinar on 2/15 – Still Time to Register!

Supporting Smiles: Promoting Childhood Dental Benefits

Covered Under Medicaid and CHIP

The Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign Invites You to Attend a Webinar:

Supporting Smiles: Promoting Childhood Dental Benefits
Covered Under Medicaid and CHIP 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 public health emergency caused many parents and caregivers to delay important routine care for their children, like regular dental check-ups. When comparing the public health emergency period from March 2020 – May 2021 to data from March 2018 – May 2019, CMS found that children insured by Medicaid and CHIP participated in fewer routine care visits, including 12.6 million (24%) fewer dental services.[1] Access to regular dental care can help prevent chronic diseases like tooth decay and reduce the risk of other oral health issues that may negatively affect physical and social development. It is important that children have access to these services and that parents and caregivers understand how to get them. By enrolling eligible children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), kids and teens up to age 19 can access routine dental services including check-ups, x-rays, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, fillings, and more.

This webinar, which is being held during National Children’s Dental Health Month, will feature new data on oral health trends among children, best practices to get families enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP to access dental health care, and new Campaign resources available on for organizations to use in their outreach and encourage the use of benefits.

Webinar speakers:

  • Natalia Chalmers, Chief Dental Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Jane Grover, Director, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, American Dental Association
  • Norma Subadan, Oral Health Educator, Community Health of South Florida, Inc.
  • Njeri McGee-Tyner, Chief Eligibility and Enrollment Officer, Alameda Health Consortium
  • Jenn KerrOutreach Contractor, Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign, Porter Novelli Public Services




We Want to Hear from You!
The Campaign wants to hear how organizations like yours are helping children and teens get enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. Send us an email at And visit our website to access slides and recordings from previous Campaign webinars.­­­

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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