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Dental health resources

Taking care of your teeth and gums is an important way to take care of your overall health. That's why dental care is covered as part of your Columbia Pacific CCO benefits.

A list of dental benefits from the dental benefits handout
Who should see a dentist? Everyone! But regular dental care is most important for people who are pregnant, have diabetes or other chronic conditions, and children.

Finding a dentist

We partner with local dental plans so you can see the dentist with no cost to you. Your dental plan is listed on your Member ID card. They work with you to take care of your dental needs. Call them when you need dental care or have questions about oral health, before you seek emergency or urgent care.

Your dentist:

  • Is your first contact when you need dental care, except in a life-threatening emergency like uncontrollable bleeding.
  • Arranges for specialty dental care, if you need it.
  • Keeps your dental records and knows your oral health best, so they can offer the best advice even in an emergency.

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Why is it important for children to see the dentist?

Healthy teeth are part of a healthy body! Learn how to help your kids have good oral health habits with our brochure. Click on the language of your choice to download:

In most cases, OHP covers:

Oregon Health Plan
dental benefits*

Pregnant women and members under 21

All other members

Emergency care

Emergency stabilization

(In or out of service area)

Examples include extreme pain, infection, bleeding, swelling, or injuries to the teeth or gum



Preventive care







Fluoride treatment







Limited/Up to age 16

Not covered

Restorative and prosthodontic care




Partial dentures



Complete dentures





Stainless steel

Oral surgery




Root canal therapy



*Benefits may be subject to prior authorization requirements and frequency limitations

Download our easy dental benefits guide in the following languages: 

Dental health plans

We partner with four dental care plans. You will be assigned to one. They are:

  • Advantage Dental
  • CareOregon Dental
  • ODS
  • Willamette Dental Group

You’ll find your dental plan assignment on your Columbia Pacific Member ID card. This information is also on the coverage letter the state sends you. If you’re assigned to a dental plan under Columbia Pacific and want to be assigned to another plan, contact Customer Service at 855-722-8206 (TTY 711).

Choosing a Primary Care Dentist (PCD)

Once you're assigned to a dental plan, you'll need to choose a clinic or dental office as your primary care dentist (PCD). Some dental plans assign you to a PCD, while others don't. If you aren't sure if you've been assigned to a dentist, call your dental health plan's customer service.

Your PCD will work with you to take care of your dental needs. Call your PCD before getting any dental care.

To coordinate your dental care, your dentist will:

  • Be your first contact when you need dental care, except in an emergency.
  • Arrange for specialty dental care, if you need it.
  • Keep your dental records in one place to give you better service.

Below is detailed information for the four dental plans that partner with Columbia Pacific. You may choose a PCD from your dental plan's online provider directory or call them, and they will help arrange your first appointment.

Contacting your dental health plan

Note: Some dental plans are only available in certain counties in Columbia Pacific's service area. These counties are noted in parentheses.

Advantage Dental Services (Clatsop, Columbia)

Advantage Dental Logo
Provider Directory

Customer Service: 866-268-9631
TTY: 711

CareOregon Dental (Tillamook)

CareOregon Dental Logo
Provider Directory
Toll-free: 888-440-9912 
TTY/TDD: 711
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

ODS (Clatsop, Columbia)

ODS Logo
Provider Directory

Customer Service: 800-342-0526
TTY: 711

Willamette Dental Group (Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook)

Willamette Dental Group Logo
Provider Directory

Customer Service: 855-433-6825
TTY: 711

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