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South Carolina Healthy Connections

Dental Services

Dental Care to Keep You Smiling

Quality dental care is a benefit you’ll really notice — from a healthy smile to better health for the rest of your body. As our member, you’ll get Healthy Connections dental benefits through DentaQuest, plus benefits through BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid.

Click the ‘+’ symbol next to each section below to learn more.
  • Healthy Connections Dental Benefits Through DentaQuest

    These are a few of the dental benefits offered through DentaQuest. For a full list of benefits, see the Dental Office Reference Manual.

    Members under 21 years can get:

    • Diagnostic, preventive, restorative and surgical benefits
    • Routine dental care
    • Oral exams
    • Cleanings
    • X-rays
    • Fluoride treatments

    Members age 21 and older can get up to $750 per year to use for covered dental services like:

    • Oral exams
    • Cleanings
    • X-rays
    • Extractions
    • Fillings
    • Medically necessary emergency procedures from an oral surgeon

    There are no copays for emergency services. There’s a $3.40 copay for other dental services.

  • BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid Dental Benefits

    All members can get:

    • Anesthesia for emergency dental procedures while in the hospital
    • Emergency outpatient dental services

    Children can get:

    • Preventive dental assessments through the month of their 21st birthdays

    There are no copays for emergency care you receive in a doctor’s office or hospital.

  • Find a Dentist Near You

    Finding a dentist is easy. Just log in to the DentaQuest website at www.dentaquest.com/state-plans/regions/southcarolina. Then:

    • Select Member Page
    • Select Find A Dentist
    • Choose whether you’d like your dentist to speak English or Spanish
    • Select “South Carolina” as your state. Your plan is Healthy Connections.
    • Select “Accepts New and Existing Patients”
    • Enter your ZIP code
    • Select Search
  • When to Go to the Dentist
    Children should have their first visit with a pediatric dentist by their first birthday. After that, they should see their dentist every six months to help prevent cavities and other dental problems.

    Adults should see their dentist at least once a year.
  • Community Resources

    Learn more about events in your community with these helpful resources:

    • The BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid Community Resource Link — Find free and low-cost local services in South Carolina.
    • The BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid website events calendar — Find free dental health screenings at an event near you.
    • Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg — Learn about outreach, education and free screenings for children in Spartanburg County by calling 1-864-592-4696.
  • Tips for Keeping a Healthy Smile

    You can help get and keep a healthy smile every day by doing things like:

    • Brushing and flossing. Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss once a day to help prevent cavities.
    • Choosing healthy snacks and drinks. Sugary foods and drinks can damage your teeth. Try healthy choices like cheese, fruits, vegetables and water.
    • Drinking less alcohol and not smoking. Drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and chewing tobacco can cause problems with your mouth, gums, and teeth. They can also cause oral cancers.

    These flyers provide extra tips for keeping a healthy smile.

Questions?

Call DentaQuest at 1-888-307-6552 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time, or visit their website at www.dentaquest.com/state-plans/regions/southcarolina.

For questions about your plan, call our Customer Care Center at 1-866-781-5094 (TTY 1-866-773-9634) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

DentaQuest is an independent company that administers dental benefits on behalf of Healthy Connections. These links lead to third party websites. Those companies are solely responsible for the privacy policies and content on their sites.