Earlier this week, AlohaCare announced that it has selected Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) to administer basic dental services at no cost to its adult Medicaid members beginning January 1, 2021. Through HDS, adult AlohaCare Medicaid members will receive diagnostic, preventive and basic dental services. Covered dental benefits will include an annual exam, twice-a-year cleanings, a full mouth x-ray, two fluoride treatments, and a filling or non-emergency extraction.
AlohaCare has provided basic dental coverage at no cost to its adult Medicaid members since 2019 and welcomes the opportunity to partner with HDS, a long-standing oral health leader in Hawai‘i. While the Hawai‘i Medicaid program provides keiki comprehensive dental benefits, it discontinued adult coverage for preventive and restorative dental services in 2009, and currently covers dental emergency services only. For AlohaCare, the adult dental benefit represents an investment in the whole-person health of its members and the communities it serves.