ADULTS ON TENNCARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DENTAL BENEFITS

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Adults on TennCare are now eligible for extensive dental benefits as of January 2023.  This will affect over 600,000 adults across the state.

In 2022, Governor Lee proposed a $25 million investment to offer dental care to adults 21 years and older on TennCare. Children on TennCare, as well as pregnant women on TennCare, already receive dental benefits.

DentaQuest, TennCare’s dental plan, will be responsible for handling the dental care of members under the oversight of TennCare.

TennCare said DentaQuest began sending members a welcome letter in December with more information on accessing dental benefits.

Make sure TennCare has your correct address by checking online through Tenncareconnect.tn.gov. Members can use their TennCare member IDs or their health plan card when visiting the dentist.