As of January 1, 2018, LIBERTY Dental Plan of Nevada (LIBERTY) is the new Dental Benefits Administrator (DBA) for patients who are enrolled in a Managed Care Organization (MCO) in Washoe and Clark counties. At Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dental, we’re proud to offer dental services to patients enrolled in Medicaid and MCOs.
As these changes in DBA take effect, we want to make the transition go as smoothly as possible. If you were covered under the previous DBA, you’ll be able to continue seeing your regular dentist if they’re part of the LIBERTY Network. Here are some answers to questions you may be having about the changes:
What Patients Are Affected?
The changes in DBA apply to Medicaid patients who are enrolled in an MCO plan. Most patients who are eligible for Medicaid must be enrolled in one of three MCO plans:
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Healthcare Solutions
- Health Plan of Nevada
- SilverSummit Healthplan
If you are enrolled in one of these plans, then the new DBA applies to you.
Do I Need to Switch Dentists?
If your dentist is enrolled in Nevada Medicaid and is a member of the LIBERTY network, your dental services will be covered under the new DBA. At Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dental, we’re happy to be a part of Medicaid and the LIBERTY network, so our patients can continue to see us even as these changes take effect.
To see if your dentist is in the LIBERTY network, you can visit their website.
What Services Are Covered?
The dental services that are covered under Medicaid will remain the same under the new DBA.
Nevada Medicaid covers all dental services for patients under 21 years of age and for pregnant women.
Patients over the age of 21 have limited coverage. Emergency extractions and pain management are covered, and some patients may be eligible to receive dentures and partials under certain conditions.
What Services Can I Get at Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dental?
At Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dental, we provide a full range of pediatric dental services, including the following:
- Composite Fillings
- Dental Sealants
- Infant Oral Care
- Pediatric Dental X-rays
- Preventative Pediatric Dentistry
- Root Canals for Children
- Sedation Dentistry
- Special Needs Dentistry
- Children’s Orthodontics
- Family Dentistry
If your child is under the age of 21, Medicaid will cover their dental treatment. If you’re unsure if a particular procedure or treatment is covered, LIBERTY’s Member Handbook offers an in-depth description of covered services.
If you have any further questions about your dental coverage, LIBERTY encourages patients to contact them by phone at 866-609-0418 or via their website. The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Tooth Fairy Dental will also be happy to answer any questions that you may have, and they’ll help you get your next appointment set up.