New Year, New Medi-Cal Benefits!

More than 7 million adults (21 years of age and older) enrolled in Denti-Cal, California’s Medicaid dental program, will have a fully restored package of dental benefits! As of Jan. 1, 2018, adults enrolled in the Medi-Cals Denti-Cal program are now eligible for an expanded set of dental benefits!

Previously, adult benefits in Denti-Cal included basic preventive, diagnostic, restorative, anterior tooth endodontic treatment, complete dentures and complete denture reline/repair services.

Now, restored benefits will include your previous benefits PLUS;

  • Deep cleaning (also known as scaling and root planing)
  • White crowns for front teeth
  • Root canals for back teeth
  • Periodontal services
  • Partial dentures (including denture adjustments, repairs and relines)
  • More types of exams

Give our office a call for more information or to schedule an appointment!

1.800.50.SMILE or Schedule Here

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do I need to enroll in Medi-Cal Dental benefits?   

If you have Medi-Cal, you are already automatically enrolled in the Medi-Cal Dental benefits program also known as Denti-Cal. You can bring in your Medi-Cal card to either of Desert Dental Groups offices to receive care.

  1. Are these benefits for Adults or Kids?

The Adult benefits have increased, but Children and Pregnant Women continue to have a full set of Medi-Cal dental benefits. Desert Dental Group welcomes family members of every age in our offices, and can refer you to one of our 24 affiliated pediatric-only offices.

  1. Does Medi-Cal cover every treatment?

Even with expanded benefits, there are some dental treatments Medi-Cal does not cover such as bone restoration and implants among others. That is why Desert Dental Group created a supplemental coverage specifically for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. It offers greatly reduced co-payments on treatments that Medi-Cal does not include.

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