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Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Dental-Only Programs

More People Will Be Able to Apply for OHP Dental Benefits

Starting January 1, 2023, more adults will be eligible for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) dental benefits

  • They can start applying November 1, 2022.
  • If approved, their OHP dental coverage can start as early as January 1, 2023.

How Is This Possible?

The 2022 Oregon Legislature passed bills to expand OHP dental coverage to these groups:

  • House Bill 4095 (2022) created the Veteran Dental Program, for Oregon veterans who do not qualify for OHP.
  • Senate Bill 1538 (2022) created the COFA Dental Program, for Compact of Free Association (COFA) citizens who do not qualify for OHP. 

Who Is Eligible?

People who live in Oregon and don't qualify for full OHP benefits. 

For the Veteran Dental Program, you must also:

For the COFA Dental Program, you must also:

  • Have household income at or below 138% of the FPL, and
  • Lawfully reside in the United States in accordance with COFA (i.e., the governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau).

Frequently Asked Questions

​In order to apply for one of these dental-only programs, you need to apply for OHP. If you don't qualify for full OHP, then you will be reviewed for these dental-only programs. All help is free and available in multiple languages. You can apply:

​The COFA Dental and Veteran Dental programs have the same dental care as OHP Plus, such as:

  • Teeth cleanings
  • Filling and extractions
  • Emergency dental care
  • Some dentures

This is just some dental care that these dental programs cover. Learn more about OHP dental benefits.

This care is free. You do not need to pay for dental care covered by these programs.


​You will be enrolled with a coordinated care organization (CCO). Your CCO will mail you a welcome packet. The packet will contain a CCO member ID card and information about covered services. 

Ask your CCO about how to find a provider and access dental services.