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DPA Policy and Program Development
New Adult Dental Services
Good News! On April 1, 2007, the Medicaid program began providing dental coverage for adults up to a total limit of $1,150 per year for dental care, such as exams and cleanings. This new coverage also includes fillings, crowns, root canals and dentures.
Medicaid still covers adult dental services for emergency pain relief and acute infection. These emergency dental services do not count against the annual limit.
More information about this coverage is available on the Division of Health Care Services web page at Division of Health Care Services.
Click here for a copy of the letter that was sent to dentists across the state explaining the new coverage.
If clients have questions about this new coverage, please refer them to the Recipient Helpline at 1-800-780-9972 or email Medicaid Recipient Helpline. The Recipient Helpline will also help recipients find a dentist who accepts Medicaid.