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Dental Services

If you're a Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) member, you have dental insurance benefits. These services are provided through the Medi-Cal Dental program. Find out how you can keep your teeth healthy for the years to come.

Your Dental Benefits

Here are some dental services that Medi-Cal provides:

  • Diagnostic and preventive dental care (such as checkups, x-rays and teeth cleanings).
  • Pain control.
  • Tooth extractions.
  • Fillings.
  • Root canals.
  • Crowns.
  • Scaling and root planing.
  • Full and partial dentures.
  • Orthodontic care for kids who qualify.

How to Use Your Dental Benefits

Using your dental benefits is easy. To get started:

  • Call Medi-Cal Dental at 1.800.322.6384 to confirm you're eligible for dental benefits. If you use a TTY, call 1.800.735.2922.
  • Find an approved dental care provider near you. Or ask a Medi-Cal Dental associate to recommend one to you when you call to confirm eligibility.
  • Call the dental provider's office to make an appointment. Be sure to ask if they're taking new Medi-Cal patients.

Why Dental Care Matters

Regular dental checkups can help keep your teeth healthy, which helps you and your children avoid cavities and gum disease. Even babies should see a dentist as soon as their first tooth comes in.

Here are some other tips to keep your teeth healthy:

  • Brush them twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three or four months.
  • Floss your teeth after brushing them.
  • Limit juices and sugary drinks and snacks.
  • Ask the dentist for a sealant or fluoride varnish to protect against tooth decay.

Visit Smile, California to learn more about healthy habits.

Learn More About Your Dental Plan

Find out more about Medi-Cal dental benefits and view the Denti-Cal Member Handbook.

Do you still have questions? You can call GCHP member services at 1.888.301.1228 and we'll do our best to assist you. If you use a TTY, call 1.800.310.7347.