Provider Resources

What is DentistLink?

If you are a patient looking for care, please call or text us at 1-844-888-5465; or complete our referral form at www.dentistlink.org.

DentistLink is a free referral service for anyone in Washington state, brought to you by Arcora Foundation, the foundation of Delta Dental of Washington. It’s an easy-to-use tool that can connect patients with dental providers to get the dental care they need in their communities. We’re a free non-profit referral service, connecting everyone to dental care. We can find the right care for everyone, whether uninsured or insured, including Apple Health (Medicaid).

If you’re an interested dental provider and want to find out more about integrating DentistLink referrals into your practice, click the email us button below or use provider@dentistlink.org. One of our team members will get back to you with information regarding sign-up.

Arcora Foundation has developed DentistLink as an easy-to-use, free service that can grow your loyal patient base.

DentistLink helps patients who are covered by Apple Health (Medicaid), privately insured, or uninsured find a dental provider near them and provides support to ensure patients are prepared and show up for appointments. We can also connect patients with additional resources, including transportation to and from an appointment.

  • A no-cost service: DentistLink is fully funded by Arcora Foundation, so there is no charge for services to either the provider or the patient.
  • Personalized care: DentistLink Referral Specialists provide information and guidance to help patients get the care they are seeking.
  • Referral Specialists speak English and Spanish, and additional language translation services are available to assist patients and office staff with appointment arrangements.
  • We can also connect patients with additional resources, including transportation to and from an appointment.

 Additional Washington Programs for Increased Medicaid Reimbursements and Free CDEs

Access to Baby & Child Dentistry
ABCD recruits and trains dentists to provide preventive care and treatment to Apple Health (Medicaid) insured children from birth to six. Participating dentists receive enhanced fees through Medicaid for certain preventive and restorative procedures and family oral health education.  

Oral Health Connections (Cowlitz, Spokane, and Thurston counties)
Trained Oral Health Connections providers receive higher reimbursement rates when they see Medicaid-enrolled pregnant people or people with diabetes. DentistLink can help connect those patients to your practice. This program will sunset at the end of 2023. Providers will still be able to bill for services provided in 2023 for up to one year.

Great news! Increased Medicaid dental benefit for patients with diabetes starting in 2024. This statewide benefit will increase the number of covered periodontal maintenance procedures from one a year to four per year.

Continuing Dental Education

Arcora Foundation provides free continuing dental education opportunities to support the dental workforce in Washington state. Courses are developed based on feedback from past attendees and our CDE Advisory Group. All courses qualify for CDE credit hours. Arcora Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Please see click on the link to see our recent offerings.

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