Dental Benefits for Pregnant and Postpartum Medicaid Enrollees
Routine and emergency dental care are safe during pregnancy and improved oral health can lead to better health outcomes for both mother and baby.
TennCare enrollees who are pregnant now have dental benefits during pregnancy and for 12 months postpartum. To access these new dental benefits, enrollees must update their TennCare Connect accounts to notify TennCare that they are pregnant. Enrollees may update TennCare Connect via phone or online. For member-facing contact information see the table below.
New resources are available for general use to help spread the word. These resources can be distributed online, printed for distribution, or posted on doors of waiting rooms or exam rooms.
Referring a member to a dental provider?
To find a dentist, visit the DentaQuest website or call 855-418-1622.
Are you a TennCare Member who is pregnant? Remember to update TennCare Connect to receive your new dental benefits!
You can update your TennCare Connect account by calling 855-259-0701 or visiting tenncareconnect.tn.gov. For detailed instructions on how to update your TennCare Connect account, visit the Notify TennCare of a Pregnancy page.
You can find a dentist by calling DentaQuest at 855-418-1622 or visiting dentaquest.com/state-plans/regions/Tennessee.