MCNA Dental announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to provide dental managed care to enrollees in the statewide Washington Medicaid Managed Care Dental Program. Over 2 million Washington residents are enrolled in the Washington Medicaid program, also known as Apple Health. MCNA Dental’s operations in Washington will begin in January 2019.

MCNA’s Washington-based team will include Dr. Bruce Toillion and Dr. Lawrence Mast, our Washington Dental Directors, and Dr. Bryan Williams, our Washington Executive Director.

“MCNA Dental is proud to partner with the HCA to offer Medicaid enrollees access to our innovative integrated care programs and services to help improve their oral health for life. We fully support the goals of the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program (ABCD) and are dedicated to its continuing success as a leading national model for community-based pediatric dental care,” said Dr. Philip Hunke, MCNA Dental’s Plan President.

MCNA Dental utilizes feedback from our participating providers to ensure continuous quality improvement. Our Washington-based team will maintain open lines of communication with dental organizations, network providers, the University of Washington School of Dentistry, and community organizations to assist in the creation and development of patient-centered, outcome-driven quality initiatives.

“We look forward to working with HCA to expand access to dental services for Washington Medicaid enrollees. Our team utilizes local expertise and relationships as well as national resources to empower dental providers to emphasize prevention for better oral and overall health,” said Dr. Joel Berg, MCNA Dental’s incoming Vice President of West Coast Operations.

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