Embedded Children’s Dental Coverage

Embedded children’s dental benefits are automatically included in the health plans offered through Covered California.

Embedded Children’s Dental Plan Details You Need to Know

  • Preventive and diagnostic services, such as X-rays, exams, cleanings and sealants, are free and not subject to the medical deductible.
  • Costs for fillings, root canals and crowns are shared by the consumer and the dental plan. However, there is no out-of-pocket maximum specific to children’s dental costs, so the total out-of-pocket costs for a child’s dental care can accumulate to the health plan’s maximum out-of-pocket limit ($10,800 for the standard Silver plan in 2017).
  • In a dental health maintenance organization (HMO) plan, costs for dental work performed by dental providers outside the plan’s network are not covered.
  • Many member costs for covered services are plan-specific and must be researched individually.

Embedded Children’s Dental Benefits for Each Plan

Based on the health plan you select, your child will receive dental benefits from the company listed below. For more information about when a family dental plan may be right for your children in addition to their embedded dental coverage, visit our page “Family Dental Plans.”


Embedded Children's Dental Coverage for 2017

Covered California Health Insurance Plan Children’s Dental Coverage Embedded in Health Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross of California Anthem Blue Cross DHMO, DPPO
Blue Shield of California Dental Benefit Providers DPPO
Chinese Community Health Plan Delta Dental of California DHMO
Health Net Dental Benefit Providers DHMO, DPPO
Kaiser Permanente Delta Dental of California DHMO
L.A. Care Health Plan Liberty Dental Plan DHMO
Molina Healthcare California Dental Network DHMO
Oscar Health Plan of California Liberty Dental Plan DHMO
Sharp Health Plan Access Dental Plan DHMO
Valley Health Plan Liberty Dental Plan DHMO
Western Health Advantage Delta Dental of California DHMO
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