Medi-Cal Covers Dental Care ~ Visit to Find a Dentist Near You

California’s Medi-Cal program once again covers dental services. If you, or a loved one is on Medi-Cal, help spread the word of these services and visit to find a dentist who accepts Medi-Cal near you.


Medi‑Cal will pay up to $1,800 in a year for covered dental services. You may qualify for no yearly limit. Please visit “About the Medi‑Cal Dental Program” to find out more on the website link below.


The Medi‑Cal Dental Program provides the following free or low-cost services for seniors:

  • Dental exams (every 12 months)
  • X-rays Teeth cleaning (every 12 months)
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Fluoride varnish (every 12 months)
  • Fillings Crowns
  • Root canals
  • Partial and full dentures
  • Denture relines
  • Tooth removal
  • Emergency services


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Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.