The Friendliest Medicaid Dentist in Garland, TX

At Rio Dental, we strive to provide everyone with quality dental care, regardless of income level or financial situation. Our office accepts Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) coverage for low-income families in Garland, TX. No matter what, we ensure you and your family receive top-notch oral care whenever you visit us.


If you enroll in Medicaid and CHIP coverage in Texas, you’re entitled to dental care. Anyone with limited income can apply for Medicaid and CHIP insurance. The Texas Administrative Code allows families multiple dental services and treatments, including

  • Dental checkups
  • Diagnostics
  • Preventative care
  • Therapeutic and orthodontics
  • Emergency care
  • Medically necessary treatments

However, orthodontic services for cosmetic reasons are not Medicaid-covered services. All orthodontic services must have prior authorization for severe dental services, like malocclusion or other conditions.


The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) extends coverage to families living above the federal poverty line but cannot afford private dental insurance. We focus our family dentistry services and treatments for all family members regardless of income level.

If you have a newborn, we recommend you see us as soon as their first baby tooth comes in. This early intervention allows the dentist to check the development of your child’s smile and bite. We want to catch problems sooner rather than later.

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Why Choose Rio Dental?

We’re your go-to Medicaid dentist in Garland, focusing on customer service and care. When you walk into our office, you’ll notice televisions, video games, movies, games, and prizes for children of all ages. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable at their dentist appointment. Our office always feels welcoming to reduce any fears or anxiety you or your child may have.

Our dentists follow all proper procedures to provide exceptional service for our patients. Whether you need preventative or restorative dentistry, we ensure you receive the best treatment to address your dental issues. For instance, we offer

  • Teeth whitening
  • Radiography (X-Rays)
  • Dental bonding
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Crowns and sealants
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Teeth extractions
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • And much more!

Contact Us Today with Any Questions or Concerns!

Contact our dental office today with any questions or concerns! First-time patients without dental insurance should ask about our in-house membership dental plan! We accept Medicaid and CHIP, so you save money and receive the best dental treatment possible.

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You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Explain to your child that the doctor will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth”. We also ask that you assume the role of a silent observer. Cooperation and trust must be established directly between the doctor, staff, and your child and not through you. Your child may become confused if receiving instructions from multiple sources.

We recommend bringing your baby in for their first dental appointment by their first birthday, or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing (whichever comes first). During this appointment, we will examine your baby’s mouth to track their dental development and discuss age-appropriate dental care.

It’s easy to make appointments to visit our office online or over the phone. Rio Dental sees patients both for checkups and dental emergencies. Using our online scheduler, you can select the location and time slot that works best for you for either type of appointment. If you have any questions regarding our practice, or simply prefer to make your appointment with a live member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call!

Rio Dental Group accepts most PPO insurances. We recommend that new patients and returning patients with new insurance policies reach out to us before their appointment to confirm coverage. Our Fort Worth location also sees patients who are covered by Medicaid and CHIP programs.

We don’t like surprises, either! Our staff is prepared to discuss the cost of dental services before you undergo treatment so that you know what to expect in terms of fees. The cost of your services will be due at the end of your appointment. Our office accepts payment by cash, credit card, or check.

Rio Dental Group allows patients to pay with their CareCredit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to cover out-of-pocket costs at over 225,000 providers nationwide. After leaving the office, card holders will be able to make convenient monthly payments towards their balance. To learn more, visit the CareCredit website.

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