The Case for Accepting Medicare Patients in Your Dental Practice

CE Credits
1 hour

After some recent changes, Medicare now covers dental care in very specific situations that will help improve a person’s medical treatment. Although Medicare still does not cover most routine dental care, this change will help patients afford the dental care they need to move forward with critical medical care like cancer treatment or an organ transplant.

In this timely webinar, dental teams and offices will learn what Medicare now covers, how they can ensure that their patients get the care they need, and how they can get reimbursed by Medicare for these services.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe the specific medical conditions and treatment scenarios in which Medicare now covers dental services.
  • Apply Medicare’s billing protocols for covered dental services into current practice operations to ensure efficient management of claims and reimbursements associated with these services.
  • Explain the changes related to Medicare dental coverage to dental and medical colleagues and patients.


Melissa Burroughs, BA, Director, Public Policy, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health


Wey-Wey Kwok, JD, Senior Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy

Eric Sung, DDS, Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Momentum Endowed Chair for Special Patient Care, UCLA School of Dentistry

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.          
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.          
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed persons or entity(ies) offering financial support, products, and/or services mentioned or related to the content of this program/activity.

Wey-Wey Kwok, JD, Senior Attorney  
Center for Medicare Advocacy