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Where can you find a list of dentists that accept Medi-Cal?

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Lists of dentists that accept Medi-Cal coverage are available online at Denti-Cal.ca.gov, which is the State of California Department of Health Care Services website dedicated to dental services. Under the Beneficiaries section of the website, the Locating a Medi-Cal Dentist link connects users to a page with a location-based search engine. This provides lists of Denti-Cal providers by county, and a list of the state's Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers and Tribal Health Centers that serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

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The State of California's Denti-Cal website uses the InsureKidsNow.gov search engine, which searches for dentists who participate in Denti-Cal directly or through one of the three managed care plans. These plans are Access Dental, Health Net Dental and Liberty Dental, according to Denti-Cal. The search results can be filtered according to location and restricted only to providers who are accepting new patients. Additional search criteria are available to find dentists who treat children with special needs, speak another language or are specialists.

Medi-Cal, the State of California's version of the Medicaid program, provides dental benefits for both children and adults, notes Covered California. Covered dental services through Denti-Cal include exams, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments and fillings. Additional benefits for adults include front teeth root canals, prefabricated crowns, full dentures and medically necessary services.

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