About the Medicaid dental claims data

Medicaid dental claims are submitted to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) by providers licensed with DHS to deliver dental services to individuals enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP).


  • Dental service use among Medicare (65+ years) patients (i.e., those not dual eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (i.e. Medical Assistance)).
  • Dental service use among low-income individuals selecting not to enroll or not eligible to participate in a MHCP.
  • Dental services provided to MHCP enrollees that were not submitted as a dental claim to the Department of Human Services for reimbursement.
  • Specific types of dental or oral health service use (e.g., dental cleaning, root canal, etc.).

Dental service use: The number and percentage of all Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) enrollees ages up to 100 years with at least one dental claim submitted during the calendar year (January 1 through December 31).