Dental Care

Medicare and Dental Coverage: A Closer Look

Dental benefits are not generally covered by Medicare, except under limited circumstances, and many people on Medicare do not have any dental coverage at all.

Dental Lifeline Network: State Programs Offering Donated Dental Services for Seniors and the Disabled

For information on how to apply or to find out if you qualify for free dental care.

People In Your State are Counting on Congress: Now is the Time to Add Essential Oral Health Coverage to Medicare

These factsheets will help you make the case that it’s time for Congress to ensure that people who rely on Medicare for health insurance can afford oral health care. Medicare does not currently cover dental care, leaving hundreds of thousands of people in every state in pain and unable to get the care everyone needs to stay healthy. For too many older adults and people with disabilities, oral health care is too expensive, putting it out of reach even in an emergency.

Dental Insurance for Seniors: Are These Plans Worth It?

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary, you’ve likely got your health insurance covered. But what about your teeth? Receiving regular dental care is incredibly important to your overall health, but some seniors forego proper care due to the high cost.

Top 10 Highest Ranked Senior Dental Plans for 2022

A comparison of a number of dental plan companies concerning their availability, the number of in-network providers, coverage options, and cost.

Rethinking Medicare’s “Medically Necessary” Dental Coverage

In November 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule final rules, which included a new guarantee to cover dental services “when that service is integral to treating a beneficiary’s medical condition.”