Welcome to Family Dental Care Inc.
We are partnered with ODS to provide you with dental care.
If you are a member of our ODS Family Dental Care Network, you should have received a welcome letter from ODS with information about your plan. Should you have any questions please contact us. For more information please click on the links below.
ODS Member Handbook
Download a copy of the ODS Member Handbook for detailed information on how you can get the most out of your dental care.
To make an appointment see our clinic directory and filter by ODS Member Clinics.
How do I know if I need URGENT Dental Care or EMERGENCY care?
Please read below if you are unsure of what to do when experiencing dental pain.
Urgent care can be handled within 1 to 2 weeks depending on the member’s condition by your FDCi Provider.
Urgent dental care requires prompt but not immediate treatment.
Examples of Urgent Conditions:
- A toothache
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Crowns that have fallen off or broken
- Pain that is bad enough to keep you from sleeping or eating and does not stop when you take over the counter medicine such as Aspirin or Tylenol
Before going to an urgent care facility for dental pain you should: contact your primary dentist office, they will evaluate your condition and make an appointment appropriate for your needs.
(Without approval from your dental plan you may be responsible for the cost of your bill.)
Emergency care is covered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by your FDCi Provider.
A dental emergency is dental care requiring immediate treatment.
Examples of Dental Emergencies:
- A tooth that has been knocked out
- Fracture to the jaw/facial bones
- Heavy Bleeding that does not stop
- Infection that makes it hard to breathe or swallow
Before going to an emergency facility for dental pain you should contact your primary care dentist, or their after-hours phone line.
(Without approval from your Dental Plan you may be responsible for the cost of your bill.)
Member Rights Click here for more information
As an FDCi Member, You Have the Right To…
- To be treated with dignity, respect and a consideration for privacy;
- To not be discriminated against;
- To be treated by participating providers the same as other people seeking dental services;
- To choose a Primary Care Dentist (PCD) and change to another PCD in accordance with OAR 410-141-0080;
- To obtain a second opinion at no-cost to the Member. A second opinion will be from a state licensed and qualified dental professional. It is preferable that a Member seek an FDCi Dental Provider from the FDCi Dental Provider Network. However, if this is not an option for the Member, they may seek an out-of-network dental provider at no-cost, following approval from the FDCi Dental Director;
- To have a friend, family member, or advocate with you during appointments and other times as needed within clinical guidelines;
- To be actively involved in the development of your treatment plan;
- To be given information about covered and non-covered services to make an informed decision about proposed treatment;
- To consent to treatment or refuse dental services, and to be advised of the consequences of that decision, except for court ordered services;
- To receive written materials describing rights, responsibilities, covered benefits, accessing services and what to do in an emergency;
- To have the information explained in a manner that is understandable;
- To receive necessary and reasonable services to diagnose your condition;
- To receive covered services under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) that meet generally accepted standards of practice and are dentally appropriate;
- To obtain covered preventative services;
- To have access to urgent and emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
- To ask if FDCi has special financial arrangements with FDCi Providers which can affect the services you may need. Call FDCi to request this information;
- To receive a referral of specialty providers for dentally appropriate, covered services;
- To have a clinical record maintained which documents conditions, services received, and referrals made;
- To have access to your own clinical record, unless your doctor thinks it’s bad for you;
- To send a copy of your record to another provider;
- To make a statement of wishes for treatment and obtain a power of attorney for dental care;
- To receive written notice before a service is denied, stopped or reduced;
- To be informed on how to make a complaint or appeal and receive a response from FDCi;
- To request an Administrative Hearing with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS);
- To receive notice from your provider of an appointment cancellation in a timely manner;
- To receive interpreter services;
- To receive information on the structure and operation of our organization and whether our providers are paid to limit services. FDCi does not have any incentive plans with any providers;
- To be free from any form of restraint or seclusion used to force, discipline, or punish you, or to make your treatment easier, as specified in Federal regulations on the use of restraints and seclusion;
- To have written materials explained in a manner that is understandable to the member.
- FDCi prohibits clinics or providers from encouraging a member to withdraw a Grievance which is already filed.
- FDCi prohibits punitive action against a Provider for supporting a member’s Grievance.
Family Dental Care, Inc. must follow state and federal civil rights laws. We cannot treat people unfairly in any of our programs or activities because of a person’s: age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran, or whistle-blower status. If you feel you were treated unfairly for any of these reasons in addition to filing a complaint with Family Dental Care, Inc. you may contact Oregon Health Authority’s civil rights manager. You can do so in one of these ways:
Phone: 844-882-7889, TTY 711
Mail: OHA Office of Equity and Inclusion 421 SW Oak St., Suite 750 Portland, OR 97204
Family Dental Care, Inc. and our providers believes it is important that the dental care we provide value and respect the diversity of our members. We will strive to deliver care that is both culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of our members.
Fraud, Waste & Abuse Click here for more information
Suspected Fraud, Waste and Abuse
FDCi is funded by the state and federal governments. We take cases of Fraud, Waste and Abuse seriously.
Question: Who can report Fraud, Waste and Abuse? Answer: Anyone, including:
How to report Fraud, Waste and Abuse:
- Call the FDCi Compliance Department toll free at 1-888-350-0996, or local at 503-644-2663 option 4
Clinical Practice Protocols Click here for more information
The following clinical practice guidelines have been reviewed and approved for implementation by the Quality Improvement Committee:
1. Guidelines from the American Heart Association, Prevention of Infective Endocarditis, https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/circulationaha.106.183095
2. Prevention of Orthopedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures: Evidence-Based Guideline and Evidence Report, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23457068
3. Dental Treatment of Patients with Joints Replacement: A Position Paper from the American Academy of Oral Medicine, https://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(14)64743-7/fulltext
4. Dental Radiographic Examinations: ‘Recommendations for Patient Selection and limiting Radiation Exposure’, American Dental Association & Food and Drug Administration, https://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Member%20Center/FIles/Dental_Radiographic_Examinations_2012.ashx
5. Oral Health During Pregnancy: ‘A National Consensus Statement’, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, https://www.mchoralhealth.org/materials/consensus_statement.php
6. American Dental Association, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, ‘Clinical Practice Guidelines’, https://ebd.ada.org/en/evidence/guidelines
7. Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, ‘Oral Health Policies & Recommendations’ (Reference Manual), https://www.aapd.org/research/oral-health-policies–recommendations/
8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, Best Practices, https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/cessation/index.htm
9. Oregon Health Authority, October 2018, ‘Oregon Acute Opiate Prescribing Guidelines’, https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/SUBSTANCEUSE/OPIOIDS/Documents/Acute-Prescribing-Guidelines.pdf https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/SUBSTANCEUSE/OPIOIDS/Documents/oregon-recommended-opioid-guidelines-dentists.pdf
Notice of Non-Discrimination Click here for more information
Family Dental Care, Inc. must follow state and federal civil rights laws. We cannot treat people unfairly in any of our programs or activities because of a person’s: age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran, or whistle-blower status.
Family Dental Care, Inc. provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
• Qualified sign language interpreters
• Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
• Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: qualified interpreters and information written in other languages.
If you need these services, please contact FDCi Customer Service at 503.644.2663 TTY 711.
If you believe that Family Dental Care, Inc. has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:
(A) Quality Improvement Department
Family Dental Care, Inc.
6700 SW 105th Avenue Suite 210
Beaverton, Oregon 97008
(P) 503.644.2663 TTY 711
You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or our secure web form. FDCi does not accept any personal member information received through unsecure or unencrypted service. If you need help filing a grievance, an FDCi Care Coordinator is available to help you.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at: https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue,
Room 509F, HHH Building,
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html
ATTENTION: If you speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call (503-644-2663) TTY (711).
Family Dental Care, Inc. (FDCi) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al Call (503-644-2663) TTY (711).
Family Dental Care, Inc. (FDCi) cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo.
ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода. Звоните Call (503-644-2663) TTY (711).
Family Dental Care, Inc. (FDCi) соблюдает применимое федеральное законодательство в области гражданских прав и не допускает дискриминации по признакам расы, цвета кожи, национальной
принадлежности, возраста, инвалидности или пола.
CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số Call (503-644-2663) TTY (711).
Family Dental Care, Inc. (FDCi) tuân thủ luật dân quyền hiện hành của Liên bang và không phân biệt đối xử dựa rên chủng tộc, màu da, nguồn gốc quốc gia, độ tuổi, khuyết tật, hoặc giới tính.
Notice of Privacy Practices
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed. This notice explains how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION (PHI)
What is PHI? Protected Health Information, or PHI, is any information that is specific to you and your health, such as:
- Your Medical History
- Your Medications
- Your Test Results
- Your Social Security Number
- Your Address or Phone Number
- Your Date of Birth
Here at Family Dental Care, Inc. we have systems to keep your PHI safe. Our employees get training every year on what needs to be protected, and how.
SHARING YOUR PHI
There are times when we can use and share your PHI. Some examples are:
- Managing your treatment needs
- To help your providers
- Research for our members’ benefit
- Responding to lawsuits
- Responding to government requests
- To help with public safety issues
- To obey the law
YOUR RIGHTS WITH PHI
You have rights to your PHI. The government says we must give you the chance to:
- Get a copy of this notice
- Get a copy of your PHI
- Get a list of people who have seen your PHI
- Correct your PHI if it’s wrong
- Ask us to limit who can see your PHI
- File a complaint if you think your rights have been violated
- Choose some to act for you
If you have any questions about this notice, please call Customer Service at the number above.
Read on for more information.
SHARING YOU PHI
We may use or share PHI to do business activities. These activities include things like:
|For Treatment||Referrals and Prior-Authorizations.|
|Case Management or Care Coordination.|
|Programs for early detection of disease.|
|Health Care Operations||To give you more information about new treatments or benefit options.|
|To help perform business with other companies, like paying your provider.|
|To help public health authorities to prevent public health and safety issues.|
|With law enforcement when required by law.|
|With research companies when approved by the appropriate governing bodies.|
We will protect your PHI and make sure that all sharing of this information follows the rules above. If we use or share your information for any other reason not allowable by law, we will get your written permission.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
|Get a copy of your PHI.||You must ask for this in writing. Send a letter to the address above. You will get a response within 30 days.|
|Correct your PHI if it is wrong.||You must ask for this in writing. We cannot change some of your information. If we cannot make the changes you asked for, we will let you know.|
|Get a list of people who have seen your PHI.||You must ask for this in writing. It may not include some who have seen your PHI for purposes like providers or law enforcement.|
|Restrict or limit us from using your PHI.||You must ask for this in writing. If there are certain people or companies, you do not want us to share your PHI with please tell us.|
|Share your PHI with someone.||You must ask for this in writing. If you would like someone you know to help you with your health management please tell us. We just need to know who it is, and for how long you want them to have access. Remember that once we get permission to share information, we cannot be certain that the person who gets the information from us will not share it with someone else.|
|Choose your method of communication.||If you would like us to send you information in a certain way, please tell us. This could be anything from using the right phone number or email, to asking us not to send any letters through the US mail. Only if required by law, we may not be able to agree with your request.|
|Get a copy of this notice.||At any time, you can ask us for a copy of this notice. This can be done by phone, email or US mail.|
FILING A COMPLAINT
If you think your privacy has been shared when it should not have been, you may send a written complaint to our Appeals & Grievances Department. We will not react against you for your complaint.
Please send your complaint to:
Family Dental Care, Inc.
Attn: Appeals and Grievances Department
6700 SW 105th Ave., Suite 210
Beaverton, OR 97008
You may also send your complaints to the US Department of Health and Human Services:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave. SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington DC 20201
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. Updated notices will be available in our office and on our web site: familydentalcareinc.com.
For more information on this notice of privacy practices:
Contact the Family Dental Care, Inc. (FDCi) Compliance Officer at 503-644-2663 or toll-free at 888-350-0996, TTY 711, if you have any questions about this notice or if you want more information on privacy.
Privacy rules are overseen by the Compliance Officer, who also acts as the Privacy Officer.
This notice is effective January 2, 2020.