Dental Services

Medi-Cal uses managed care plans to provide your dental services. To learn more, visit the Health Care Options website. You can stay in Fee-for-Service Dental or you can choose the Dental Managed Care. To choose or change your dental plan, call Health Care Options at 1-800-430-4263.
You may not be enrolled in a PACE or SCAN plan and a Dental Managed Care plan at the same time.

Your Medi-Cal dental services are provided by the Medi-Cal Dental Managed Care Program. For help finding a dentist, or for help getting dental services, you can call L.A. Care Member Services at 1-888-839-9909 (TTY 711).

Medi-Cal covers dental services, including:

  • Diagnostic and preventive dental services such as examinations, X-rays and teeth cleanings
  • Emergency services for pain control
  • Tooth extractions
  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatments (anterior/posterior)
  • Crowns (prefabricated/laboratory)
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Complete and partial dentures
  • Orthodontics for children who qualify
  • Topical fluoride

If you have questions or want to learn more about dental services, call the Medi-Cal Dental Program at 1-800-322-6384 (TTY 1-800-735-2922 or 711). You can also visit the Medi-Cal Dental Program website or the Smile California website.

If you have questions or want to learn more about dental services, and are enrolled in a Dental Managed Care plan, call your assigned Dental Managed Care plan.

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