Louisiana Dental Medicaid

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Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential to maintaining your child's health. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood, and it is preventable! It is strongly encouraged that ALL parents bring their child to the dentist for regular preventive care.


There are options for dental care at no cost or reduced cost for qualifying children. DentaQuest and MCNA Dental are the state’s managed care organizations for dental Medicaid. Remember, without regular dental care, your child's mouth could become unhealthy. Don't gamble with your child's oral health, give him or her the same high-quality care other kids get!

Questions to the LA Department of Health about qualifying for dental Medicaid can be submitted by emailing healthy@la.gov or calling (225) 342-7877, and the appropriate staff will address any issues or concerns.

MCNA vs. DentaQuest dental plan comparison chart

DentaQuest provides outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions for Medicaid and LaCHIP recipients. Visit https://dentaquest.com/state-plans/regions/louisiana/ or call  1-800-685-0143 for more information.

MCNA Dental has a network of general and specialty dentists throughout Louisiana to make sure you can get the dental care you need. Learn more by visiting www.mcnala.net or calling 1-855-702-6262.


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The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) updated our policies to allow dental providers contracted with our Managed Care Organizations as professional services providers to bill for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines using a hard copy or electronic professional services medical claim form.
LDH Informational Bulletin 20-5