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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 4. Texas Health Steps (THSteps) Dental

4. Texas Health Steps (THSteps) Dental
Medicaid dental services rules are described under Title 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Part 1, Chapter 33. The online version of TAC is available at the Secretary of State’s website at All dental providers must comply with the rules and regulations of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), including standards for documentation and record maintenance as stated in 22 TAC §108.7, Minimum Standard of Care, General, and §108.8, Records of the Dentist.
THSteps dental benefits are administered as Children's Medicaid Dental Services by dental managed care organizations for most Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care clients who are 20 years of age and younger.
Refer to:
Medicaid Managed Care Handbook (Vol. 2, Provider Handbooks), or to the Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives website at, for additional information about Children's Medicaid Dental Services.

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