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Dental care

A healthy smile is linked to a healthy body. So you’ll want to see your dentist every six months. Just be sure to show your member ID card at every visit.


Dental benefits

Dental benefits

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) now offers comprehensive dental services for all Medicaid members. This benefit is a response to the needs of our members and a recognition of the importance of oral health in achieving positive overall health outcomes. Go here to learn more about the Smiles for Children program.


We work with DentaQuest to provide adults and children with dental and oral health care. You don’t need a referral to see a dentist in the network. And you can change your dentist or dental group any time during treatment.


Learn more about your dental benefits on the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) website.


For adults


Adults (ages 21 and over) can get covered services, including:


  • Check-ups
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root canals
  • Gum-related treatment
  • Dentures
  • Anesthesia


For children


Children (under 21) can get covered services, including:


  • Checkups
  • Cleanings and fluoride
  • X-rays
  • Sealants
  • Space maintainers
  • Braces
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Root canals
  • Anesthesia 

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Help for dental emergencies

Help for dental emergencies

Just call your dentist. Go to the emergency room for medical emergencies when your life is in danger.


Find a dentist in emergencies


Is your dentist office closed? Or maybe you don’t have a dentist? To find a dentist, just call DentaQuest at 1-888-912-3456 (TTY: 1-800-466-7566). You can reach them Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM.


For emergency dental care, you can see any dentist. They don’t have to be in the network. You don’t need a referral or approval for emergencies.


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 people need to be in a hospital setting or surgical center for dental care. This may happen for:


  • People with special health care needs
  • Children under age 5 

If your dentist can’t provide this service, you can call DentaQuest at 1-888-912-3456 (TTY: 1-800-466-7566).


They can help you find a dentist and arrange your care.

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