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Keep Your Healthy Smile!

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Get the Most from Your Dental Coverage

 

Louisiana Healthcare Connections members enjoy benefits designed for their total well-being. This includes dental coverage to help make sure you keep a healthy smile!

Members age 21 or older may receive up to two (2) dental visits per calendar year at a participating FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) or RHC (Rural Health Clinic) at no cost to you.

Members under age 21 still receive dental screenings from their Primary Care Provider (PCP) and have additional dental benefits provided by MCNA. For more information about MCNA, call 1-855-702-6262 (hearing loss: 1-800-955-8771), Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or visit www.mcnala.net.

What is covered for members age 21 and over?

Two (2) dental visits per member per calendar year at no cost. These visits may include:

  • Regular Exams and Cleanings:
    You may receive up to two teeth cleanings per year. And you will leave your appointments with a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash so you can keep your smile healthy at home.
  • X-rays:
    During your regular dental exam, your dentist may order x-rays of your teeth. Louisiana Healthcare Connections covers the cost of x-rays during your two visits per year.
  • Fillings and Extractions:
    Fillings and simple tooth removals ordered by your dentist are covered by Louisiana Healthcare Connections. Your dentist must request Prior Authorization for any surgeries or complex procedures needed.

Adult Denture Services:
Members who need dentures or denture repairs may qualify for coverage through MCNA Dental. Call MCNA at 1-855-702-6262 (hearing loss: 1-800-955-8771) or visit www.mcnala.net for questions about adult denture services.

Louisiana Healthcare Connections does not cover more than two dental visits per year, so be sure to schedule all necessary procedures within your two visits. Louisiana Healthcare Connections does not limit the number or kind of services you can receive in a visit.

Where do I get dental services?

  • Members Age 21 and Over:
    For members age 21 and older, dental services must be performed at a participating FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) or RHC (Rural Health Clinic). To find an FQHC or RHC in your area, call us at 1-866-595-8133 (hearing loss: 711), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Members Under Age 21:
    Members under age 21 may call MCNA at 1-855-702-6262 (hearing loss: 1-800-955-8771), or visit www.mcnala.net to schedule dental appointments.