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Dental benefits

A healthy smile is linked to a healthy body. So it's important to see your dentist every six months (or more often if your dentist recommends it). Comprehensive dental care is a benefit when you join Aetna Better Health® of New Jersey. Just be sure to show your member ID card at every visit. 

Your dental care

We work with LIBERTY Dental Plan to provide you with dental and oral health care. You don’t need a referral to see a dentist or dental specialist in the network. You can change your dentist or dental group any time while you're enrolled with Aetna Better Health of New Jersey. You can find a dentist:



Just check the LIBERTY Dental Plan Find a dentist tool to locate in network dentists and specialists, dentists treating children under six years of age and dentists who treat adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

By phone


Contact LIBERTY Dental Plan at 1-855-225-1727. You can call Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM. Outside these hours, you can call us at 1-855-232-3596 (TTY: 711). We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

Do you have a dental emergency?

Do you have a dental emergency?

Just call your dentist. Dental offices are the most appropriate place to handle dental emergencies. This helps keep emergency rooms clear for medical emergencies. Only use the emergency room if your situation is severe, like these examples:


  • A fracture (bone break)
  • A dislocated jaw
  • Uncontrolled bleeding


Finding a dentist in emergencies


Is your dentist office closed? Or maybe you don’t have one? Just call LIBERTY Dental Plan at 1-855-225-1727 to find a dentist. You can reach them Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM.


For emergencies, you can see a dentist who isn’t in our network. And if you’re out of town and need emergency dental care, you can go to any dentist. You don’t need a referral or approval for emergencies.


Did you receive emergency dental care? Just let us know: 1-855-232-3596 (TTY: 711). You can also choose the option for the Nurse Line if you aren’t sure what to do.

Types of dental emergencies


Some examples are:


  • A broken natural tooth
  • A lost filling or crown
  • A permanent tooth is knocked out
  • Very bad pain in the gum around a tooth
  • Mouth or face swelling or infection

Special settings

Sometimes dental care can require a hospital setting or surgical center. This may happen for:


  • Members with special health care needs 
  • Children under the age of 5

If your dentist can’t provide this service, just call LIBERTY Dental Plan. You can reach them at 1-855-225-1727. They can help you find a dentist and arrange your care.


What to Ask when Contacting a Dental Office


This guide will help parents/caregivers of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with questions to ask when calling a dental office for an appointment.


What to ask when contacting a dental office English | Spanish

Dental care for kids


Just visit the Insure Kids Now website to learn more. You can also find a NJ Smiles provider with the LIBERTY Dental Plan Find a dentist tool. Or check and download the Directory of Dentists (PDF) treating children under the age of 6 for pediatric (children’s) dentists or general dentists who treat very young children.


Dental providers children (PDF)


Dental providers adults (PDF)

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