Dental Program

The CDC is closely monitoring the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and continues to spread. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization named the disease coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated as COVID-19). You can find more details, including evaluation resources as well as CDC alerts and resources, in our COVID-19 dental provider announcement (PDF).

Dental Providers

Welcome to the AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania dental provider network. We are committed to offering a dental benefit program that ensures access to high quality oral health care. We are proud that you will provide dental services to our members directly through your agreement with us.

Want to become a participating dental provider with us?

Visit the provider credentialing page.

Already a dental provider with AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania?

Access our dental provider web portal.

Dental Provider Communications

Provider notifications

May 15, 2019
April 25, 2019
Pediatric Preventive Dental Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Program (PDF)
Information about the Pediatric Preventive Dental P4P Program.
February 11, 2019
Dental code changes for 2019 (PDF)
The American Dental Association (ADA) has terminated one CDT code and added two new codes.
September 10, 2018
Age change for application of silver diamine fluoride (PDF)
Updates that incorporate changes resulting from the recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
September 5, 2018
Updates to the Pediatric Dental Periodicity Schedule (PDF)
Updates that incorporate changes resulting from the recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
June 18, 2018
Fraud, waste, and abuse information (PDF)
Reporting fraud, waste, and abuse update.
April 16, 2018
February 19, 2018
Dental Benefit Limit Exception (BLE) Form Update (PDF)
New version of the Dental BLE form may now be used.
January 8, 2018
Dental code changes for 2018 (PDF)
American Dental Association Current Dental Terminology (CDT) dental billing code changes.

Dental Training and Education

Cultural Competency for Oral Health Professionals

  • As the population becomes more ethnically diverse, providers need to respond to patients’ varied perspectives, values, and behaviors about health and well-being. Failure to understand and manage social and cultural differences may have significant health consequences for minority groups in particular. Take the Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health Professionals for dental assistants, dental hygienists, dentists, dental specialists, and any other oral health professional who has the unique opportunity to help break down cultural and social barriers to improve access to quality oral care and oral health outcomes of all patients.
  • Participants can earn up to 6 continuing education units (CEUs)

Connect to the free, online Cultural Competency for Oral Health Professionals training

PA Age One Connect the Dots

  • Webinar Description: The “PA Age One Connect the Dots” Project supports the current standard of care in the AAPD, ADA, and AAP national recommendations. This workshop educates dental providers to do “Knee-to-Knee” examinations, to understand the importance of the Age One, or baby dental visit, to see more young children in their practices, to increase their productivity by accepting referrals from physicians who are advising families to take their child to the dentist by “Age One” and to bill for preventive services to avoid early childhood caries.
  • 1.5 CEUs

Access the Connect the Dots training here

Introduction to Cavity Free Kids Curriculum

  • Webinar Description: In this curriculum, oral health is presented as an ongoing part of preschool education and includes classroom activities and parent and education materials for use in parent meetings and home visits. Cavity Free Kids was specifically designed for use in Head Start and ECEAP Programs, but has since been expanded to include all audiences that work with children. This abbreviated introductory course will motivate dental professionals to work with their community groups to better the oral health literacy of those around them.
  • 1.5 CEUs

Access the Cavity Free Kids training here

Smiles! Oral Health for Everyone: An Introduction to Oral Health for Community Health Workers

  • Webinar Description: Community Health Workers can help to improve oral health because they are already trusted members of the community and understand community needs; they promote prevention and manage chronic diseases for the rest of the body.  Since CHWs have regular, consistent contact with individuals and families, they are able to be valuable resources for oral health information.
  • No CEUs available

Connect to the free, pre-recorded trainings

HPV Vaccine: Recommendations and Information for Your Patients

PA Coalition for Oral Health (PCOH) Webinars

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