Serving St. John’s and the Greater Portland Area Since 1974

If you have dental insurance with the Oregon Health Plan, we likely accept you plan.  There are several plans within the Oregon Health Plan and we are not contracted with all of them.  The good news is that the Oregon Health Plan rules allow you to switch your insurance once per year, so if you are not covered with a plan we accept, you have the right to switch.  To switch your plan you need to call your Coordinated Care Organizer, or CCO.  In the Portland area, most people have either Healthshare or Family Care as their CCO.  If you would like the contact information to switch your plan to one that we accept, please call our office and we can get you the phone numbers to contact them directly without having to wait on hold for long periods of time.

Of the options for insurance through the Oregon Health Plan, we believe that Advantage Dental provides the best options for patients.  All plans have the same rules for what procedures are covered.  The reason that we like Advantage the best is that we feel they have far superior customer service.  If you have a procedure that needs to be pre-authorized or you need a referral to a specialist, we can typically get the referral or pre-authorization approved within a day or two.  If you are on Advantage or switch coverage to Advantage, you will also need to contact Advantage to be assigned to our office.  Again, this only requires a quick phone call and we can get you that number if needed.

Mellum Family Dentistry

Nicholas R. Mellum - D.M.D., P.C

503-283-2553 | drsmellum@comcast.net
5610 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203

503-283-2553 | drsmellum@comcast.net
5610 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203