To that end, I want to let you know that the Assembly passed the 2013 State Budget that effectively restored many of the benefits of the Denti-Cal program.
Too many California residents, who have gone without vital coverage, can now breathe a sigh of relief. This restoration of benefits is a step toward ending the oral health crisis felt by people in all areas of the state.
New diagnostic, preventative, endodontic (root canal) repair and replacement measures are covered. Specifically, these include:
- Comprehensive dental evaluations
- Dentures and denture repair
- Fluoride treatments for adults
- Stainless steel crowns
- Repairing previous root canal work
To see if you qualify, please visit the California Department of Health Care Services website. To apply online, please visit Covered California. For assistance in any other legislative issue of concern, please contact my office at 310.412.6400.