Are Dental Benefits Part Of My Medicare Advantage Plan?

You’ve maintained a healthy smile for years, but retiring doesn’t mean you have to give up dental benefits that promote good oral health. Many Medicare Advantage (MA) plans include coverage for dental care, including routine checkups, cleanings and exams, so you can receive affordable care to keep your smile healthy.


Why it’s important to keep up with your oral health

Your oral health is a vital part of your overall health and well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you’re more likely to experience oral health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss with age. And those with conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease.

Although regular brushing and flossing are important daily routines, professional dental care helps to detect problems early or prevent them in the future. This can help you avoid more costly and complex procedures – like crowns and root canals – later.


What’s included in our dental coverage

Dental benefits are included in all Align powered by Sanford Health Plan coverage options. With a focus on prevention, supplemental dental benefits through the Delta Dental® Medicare Advantage network are covered at 100%. Covered services include routine checkups, cleanings and exams. Our plans also come with a flex card to pay for other dental services. By reducing your out-of-pocket costs, you pay less for dental care. Without a dental plan, you would be responsible for the full cost of your treatment. Learn more by visiting our dental coverage page.


Do more with dental care

With Align powered by Sanford Health Plan, you receive dental benefits through Delta Dental, the nation’s leading provider of dental benefits. Delta Dental provides quality, cost-effective coverage in all 50 states with extensive networks of participating providers.

With Delta Dental, you can save even more when you visit the dentist office through lower negotiated rates and balance billing protection. That means your dentist can’t bill you for the difference between what you’re charged and the fee paid by your dental plan.

To learn more about our all-in-one Medicare coverage, explore our Medicare Advantage guide.



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Delta Dental® of South Dakota and Delta Dental® of Minnesota are independent companies providing dental services on behalf of Align powered by Sanford Health Plan.

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Last Updated On: 10.12.23 at 10:00 AM