The Kaiser Permanente Dental Difference

For more than 40 years, Kaiser Permanente Northwest has been helping our members thrive with healthy smiles and dental care that connects seamlessly to their health plans. Prevention is at the core of our philosophy, and we want to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. We combine dental, medical, pharmacy, and insurance services in one easy-to-use package to help make health care simpler and more convenient.

Total health solutions

Our medical and dental teams work as a team to help protect the total health of our members. Shared health records mean our dentists see when members are due for medical screenings and can help schedule their appointment right away. In fact, did you know that Kaiser Permanente members with both medical and dental coverage weigh less, smoke less, and visit the hospital and emergency department less often than members with just medical coverage?1

Quality dental care

Our Oregon and Southwest Washington dental group has more than 160 pediatric dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, and prosthodontists — and you can choose to see any of them. Our coverage options and high-quality care allow us to deliver you an outstanding service experience. In fact, 95% of our members would recommend us to family and friends.2

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Convenient locations

With 21 dental offices in the Portland metro area, Southwest Washington, Longview, Salem, and Eugene, there’s sure to be one near you. Plus, you can often take care of minor medical needs, like flu shots or other vaccinations, during your dental appointment.3

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Time-saving solutions

Whether it’s virtual dental care, online appointment scheduling, or express check-in, we offer innovative ways for members to save time and manage their health more conveniently.4

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1 Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Comparison of HEDIS Outcomes Among Dental/Medical vs. Medical Only Population, 2013. 2 According To The Press Ganey Survey For January 2021–December 2021. 3 Available at select locations. Member must be enrolled on a Kaiser Permanente dental and medical plan. 4 When members receive care from a Kaiser Permanente Dental provider; and appropriate and available. Email capability is available for members with both Kaiser Permanente medical and dental coverage who are registered on Video capability is currently available for orthodontic services.