About Our Networks

In surveys of more than 45,000 current enrollees, 97 percent expressed satisfaction with Delta Dental.1 Strong demand for Delta Dental persists because benefits purchasers want our cost-effective, flexible benefit plans. Watch your practice grow when you join any of our networks.

Delta Dental Premier® Delta Dental PPOSM DeltaCare® USA
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Description Our original fee-for-service open network plan. Our preferred provider open network plan. Our DHMO-type prepaid closed network dental plan.
Compensation

Competitive compensation is based on accepted fees.

Under the Delta Dental Premier table of allowances plan, Delta Dental pays a percentage of a table allowance, and the patient is responsible for the balance, up to the dentist's accepted fee.

Compensation is based on a competitive fee schedule.

Receive payment based upon the PPO schedule or the amount submitted to Delta Dental depending upon whichever is lower.

Competitive compensation includes capitation payments for each enrollee assigned to your office, encounter fees and procedural guarantees.

Nationwide network size includes all Delta Dental Plans Association member companies.

142,000 dentists in 251,000 locations currently participating.

168,000 participating locations.

39,800 dentist locations.

States included in our enterprise's networks

AL, CA, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, MT, NV, NY, PA, TX, UT, WV and District of Columbia.

AL, CA, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, MT, NV, NY, PA, TX, UT, WV and District of Columbia.

In Texas, Delta Dental offers dental provider organization (DPO) plans.

44 states and District of Columbia

In some states, compensation is similar to Delta Dental Premier or PPO networks.

Participation Requirements You must be a licensed, practicing dentist meeting our credentialing requirements. You must be a Delta Dental Premier provider in order to join the Delta Dental PPO network. You must be a licensed, practicing dentist meeting our credentialing requirements.
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Other Programs

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP)

  • A national PPO plan for retirees of the Uniformed Services and their families.
  • Enrollees may receive treatment from any dentist.
  • Network dentists agree to honor the plan's PPO fees for their region.
  • Direct payment is made only to Delta Dental dentists.

Denti-Cal

  • California's Medicaid dental program that Delta Dental administers as the fiscal intermediary with the Department of Health Services, allowing Medicaid beneficiaries to receive comprehensive dental services.
  • Beneficiaries must visit a Denti-Cal network dentist.
  • Compensation is based upon a fee schedule.

State Children's Health Insurance Programs

  • Delta Dental administers the Texas Children's Health Insurance Program and is a participating dental carrier in California's Healthy Families Program and the Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program.
  • State and federal funds provide low cost dental coverage for children of working families whose family income exceeds Medicaid limits.
  • Dental services covered include most preventive, basic and major restorative services.
  • Beneficiaries choose from a network of dentists.
  • Compensation is based on fee-for-service.

Learn about our other Community-Based and Government Programs

  • 1 Satisfaction surveys conducted throughout 2008.

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Or call:

Southeastern region:
(888) 858-5252, option 3, ext. 5260
Central region:
(800) 775-0523 ext. 3066
Western region:
(800) 559-5707
Northeastern region:
(800) 471-7091, ext. 4916
TRICARE
(888) 838-8737
Denti-Cal
(800) 423-0507
Healthy Families
(800) 838-4337

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