Dental benefits are a win-win for you. It saves you money on dental care now and can help you prevent more extensive and costly treatments down the road. There’s another win: You can get even more value out of your coverage by visiting an in-network dentist. Here’s how it works with Delta Dental:
Dentists who participate in Delta Dental’s networks agree to charge discounted rates for their services – which saves you money. While you can choose to visit out-of-network dentists, they have not agreed to the Delta Dental discounts. You are only assured of receiving those from dentists in your plan’s network.
You should not be “balance billed” by a dentist in your plan’s network. This means that when a dentist’s posted fee exceeds the amount that he or she has agreed to charge to Delta Dental subscribers, you should not receive a bill for the difference.
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You can be confident knowing that all Delta Dental network dentists complete a thorough credentialing process to make sure they meet our strict standards. Delta Dental continuously monitors network dentists to maintain these standards.
Visiting a network dentist means less hassle and paperwork for you – saving you time and worry. When you choose a Delta Dental dentist, claims and any other paperwork will be filed for you, and claim payments are conveniently sent directly to the dentist. This means you don’t have to pay the full bill upfront and then wait for reimbursement. You simply receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement that outlines what was covered by Delta Dental and what portion of the bill may be your responsibility.
Make sure to visit an in-network dentist to maximize your benefits, savings and convenience. If you visit an out-of-network dentist, you:
Delta Dental makes it easy for you to get the most value out of your insurance, with networks that include more than 155,000 dentists nationwide. With 3 out of 4 dentists participating in the Delta Dental network, it’s easy to find a qualified in-network dentist. In fact, your current dentist may already be in our networks.