Although comprehensive dental coverage is required for children served by Medicaid, dental benefits are optional for adults, leaving a vulnerable gap in benefits for much‐needed services. By engaging relevant stakeholders, states and other organizations with a vested interest can improve dental service access – a
critical step for improving the oral health of this population. This technical assistance brief describes a
stakeholder engagement approach that states and organizations committed to improving oral health can use to improve dental coverage and access for low‐income adults.