How to Get Dentures During the Six Month Waiting Period

Dentures are not covered under the Special Care Insurance Program for the first six months after the effective date of the policy. If a resident needs dentures before the end of the waiting period, the following procedure can be followed:

1. The Senior Dental Care dentist will examine the resident and make preparations for the dentures.

2. Senior Dental Care will provide the facility with a letter of denial stating that the dentures are not covered during the waiting period. SDC will also provide the facility with a cost estimate so that the facility can apply for a Medicaid offset for the dentures.