All dentists are aware that they are not allowed to discriminate against
patients based on race, color, creed, etc. However, dentists are
permitted to limit who they see under MA.
- Participate in one or more of the programs (Access
or any of the MCOs). This is usually because the provider is able to
negotiate a better fee with one plan as opposed to the
- Limit the number of new patients accepted (e.g. one per
month, 10 per month, etc.)
- Limit based on ages (e.g., children
ages 1-12 (pediatric), ages 12-20, ages 21 and over).
based on type of care (dentures only, simple operative cases without
periodontal considerations, etc).
- Limit to patients with special
Currently, DPW welcomes any levels of participation
that you can provide. You may stay totally within your dental and
economic comfort zone.