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Delta Dental DWP Kids

Welcome to Delta Dental of Iowa! We are one of the dental carriers for the Dental Wellness Plan Kids (DWP Kids) benefit. DWP Kids is for children aged 0-18 in the Medicaid program and allows your child to get dental services when they see a DWP Kids dentist. With DWP Kids, your child will get dental services to keep their teeth healthy. 

Delta Dental covers more Iowans and we have more dentists than any other carrier. We are happy to serve you!

5 Reasons to Choose Delta Dental of Iowa

  1. More dentists to choose from.
  2. Access to over 85% of pediatric dentists.
  3. Iowa company with local customer service.
  4. Help finding a dentist.
  5. Help making appointments.

What kind of dental services can my child get on DWP Kids?

The benefits have not changed. DWP Kids makes it easy to get care, such as cleanings, exams, fluoride, fillings, and even orthodontic services, if medically necessary. Going to the dentist every six months for a checkup is important for a healthy smile and healthy body. View more information

How will I know who my dental carrier is?

Iowa Medicaid (IME) will be sending assignment letters to families starting the end of May. The letter will indicate which dental carrier your child has been assigned to. If you wish to change your child’s assignment, you can switch dental carriers for any reason through September 30, 2021. After this date, you may only change your child’s dental carrier for reasons of “Good Cause” until their annual choice period.

IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR CHILD’S ASSIGNMENT, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING.

How do I change my dental carrier?

Online: Complete the Dental Carrier Change form on the DHS website at: www.dhs.iowa.gov/dental-wellness-plan/choice.

Email: Iowa Medicaid Member Services at IMEMemberServices@dhs.state.ia.us.

Phone: Call Iowa Medicaid Member Services at 1-800-338-8366 or locally in the Des Moines area at 515-256-4606.

Mail: If you wish, you may return the Dental Carrier Change form to: Member Services, PO Box 36510, Des Moines, IA 50315. (Mail is not processed daily and your dental carrier choice may be delayed.)

If I switch dental carriers, when will the change happen?

These are the deadlines to change your dental carrier:

  • Choose by June 17, 2021, for coverage effective July 1, 2021
  • Choose by July 19, 2021, for coverage effective August 1, 2021
  • Choose by August 19, 2021, for coverage effective September 1, 2021
  • Choose by September 16, 2021, for coverage effective October 1, 2021
  • Choose by September 30, 2021, for coverage effective November 1, 2021


If I'm assigned to Delta Dental, when will I receive my ID card?

You will receive your ID card and other information about DWP Kids in the mail from us at the beginning of July.

How do I find a DWP Kids dentist?

Your child must go to a DWP Kids Delta Dental dentist. Check to see if their dentist is part of the Delta Dental DWP Kids network or find a new dentist using our online dentist search or call us at 1-888-472-2793. 

See if your dentist accepts Delta Dental DWP Kids

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