Adult Medi Cal Dental Benefit 
Full Restoration Effective January 1, 2018

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Medi-Cal offers comprehensive preventative and restorative dental benefits to both children and adults.

You can find a Medi-Cal dentist on the Denti-Cal Provider Referral List, or by calling 1-800-322-6384.

In addition, Senate Bill 97 (Chapter 52, Statutes of 2017) fully restored adult optional dental benefits that were not restored in May 2014.  This policy is effective January 1, 2018.  Restored benefits will include, for example:

  • Laboratory processed crowns,
  • posterior root canal therapy,
  • periodontal services,
  • and partial dentures, including denture adjustments, repairs, and relines.

The full dental benefits are listed in the Dental Provider Handbook, Section 5, Manual of Criteria, posted on the Denti-Cal website. More information is available on the DHCS Medi-Cal Dental Program website.

Adult Dental benefits that will remain in place and do not change as a result of the 2014 or 2018 restorations:

  • Pregnancy-related services
  • Emergency services
  • Services provided to residents of an Intermediate Care Facility/Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Services provided to consumers of the Department of Developmental Services

More detail of what procedures February 2014  


Click here to Enroll ONLINE with Medi Cal Los Angeles County
View status, etc.

DPSS Website DPSSBenefits.LACounty.Gov

Direct Phone # for Medi Cal
Direct Phone # 866.613.3777

ABC News – Denti Cal benefits restored

2 comments on “Dental

    • Reply from San Mateo via Covered CA Agent Support

      I received this back from a county representative from San Mateo County:

      “For individuals enrolled in Medi-Cal, then they are automatically enrolled in Denti-Cal. Clients may call 1-800-322-6384 for a list of providers in their county or visit the DHCS website for a list of Denti-Cal providers. They may check out the state website for Denti-Cal: for more information.

      If they come in to one our offices or call, the worker may direct them to the 800# or may provide them with some numbers to local dental providers.

      Calling the 800# would be easier if all they want is to get information on where they can go to see a dentist. They just need to present their Medi-Cal BIC card to a dental office that excepts Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal. If the client has lost their State Medi-Cal BIC card they may call or visit their county of residence Medi-Cal office to request a BIC card.

      Hope this is helpful.”

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