DANVILLE, Va. — On July 1, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) partnered with DentaQuest to expand Medicaid’s coverage to include dental services. This new expansion will affect 750,000 people statewide and roughly 14,600 in the city of Danville.
Medicaid’s insurance through DentaQuest covers up to three regular cleanings annually, preventative care, x-rays, fillings, dentures, oral surgeries, and other health services. Any adult eligible for Medicaid is also eligible for dental coverage.
“In a nutshell, the children have always had this, adults didn’t. It’s going to be included for all adults now,” said Benefits Program Supervisor Rhona Cunningham.