Taking care of your teeth and gums is an important way to take care of your overall health. That’s why dental care is covered as part of your Health Share/CareOregon benefits.

A list of dental benefits from the dental benefits handout

 

Who should see a dentist? Everyone! But regular dental care is most important for people who are pregnant, have diabetes or other chronic conditions, and children.

Finding a dentist

We partner with local dental plans so you can see the dentist with no cost to you. Your dental plan is listed on your Member ID card. They work with you to take care of your dental needs. Call them when you need dental care or have questions about oral health, before you seek emergency or urgent care.

Your dentist:

  • Is your first contact when you need dental care, except in a life-threatening emergency like uncontrollable bleeding.
  • Arranges for specialty dental care, if you need it.
  • Keeps your dental records and knows your oral health best, so they can offer the best advice even in an emergency.

Download this information in:

Download our easy dental benefits guide in English
Download our easy dental benefits guide in Spanish

Where do I get dental care?

Your dental health plan is listed on your Member ID card. Call their phone number to get help finding a dentist or to make an appointment. Or, call Health Share Customer Service to get help — the number is on your card.

You can also see provider directories for your dental plan online:


What if I need a ride to the dentist?

If you have no other way to get there, we can offer transportation services to get you to your dental visits. Click here for more information.

We hope you’ll call right away to make an appointment for an exam and cleaning!

 

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) covers:

OHP dental benefits*

Pregnant women and members under 21

All other members

Emergency care

Emergency stabilization (in or out of service area)

Examples include extreme pain, infection, bleeding, swellingor injuries to the teeth or gums

Covered

Covered

Preventive care

Exams

Covered

Covered

Cleaning

Covered

Covered

Fluoride treatment

Covered

Covered

X-rays

Covered

Covered

Sealants

Limited/Up to age 16

Not covered

Restorative and prosthodontic care

Fillings

Covered

Covered

Partial dentures

Covered

Limited

Complete dentures

Limited

Limited

Crowns

Limited

Limited/stainless steel

Oral surgery

Extractions

Covered

Covered

Root canal therapy

Covered

Limited

*Benefits may be subject to prior authorization requirements and frequency limitations.